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Tufts University Department of Biology 165 Packard Avenue Medford, MA 02155


Ph.D. Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Jeff Sekelsky, Ph.D.


Dr. Mitch McVey is currently Professor of Biology at Tufts University, Boston, MA.



  • Spring 2004
    • General Zoology: Johnson C. Smith University
    • Genetics: Johnson C. Smith University
  • Fall 2003
    • General Zoology: Johnson C. Smith University


  • McVey M, S. Andersen, G.J. Broze, III*, and J.J. Sekelsky.  (2007)  Multiple functions for the Drosophila DmBlm helicase in maintenance of genome stability.  Genetics: 176:1979-1992.
  • McVey, M., Radut, D., Sekelsky, J.J. (2004). End-joining repair of double-strand breaks in Drosophila is largely DNA ligase IV independent. Genetics. 168: 2067-2076.
  • McVey, M., LaRocque, J.R., Adams, M.D. and Sekelsky, J.J. (2004). Formation of deletions during double strand break repair in Drosophila DmBlm mutants occurs after strand invasion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USA. 101: 15694-15699.
  • McVey, M., Adams, M.D., Staeva-Vieira, E., Sekelsky, J.J. (2004). Evidence for multiple cycles of strand invasion during repair of double-strand gaps in Drosophila. Genetics. 167: 699-705.
  • Adams, M.D., McVey, M. (co-first author), Sekelsky, J.J. (2003). Drosophila BLM in double-strand break repair by synthesis-dependent strand annealing. Science. 299: 265-267.