27428-McNulty, Margaret
Faculty

Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Bio

Dr. McNulty received her PhD from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, then pursued a research-intensive post-doctoral fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. She taught anatomy to professional veterinary students and maintained a research program in both orthopaedics and education at Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine before joining the Anatomy & Cell Biology faculty in early 2017. She currently teaches anatomy to various student cohorts, including graduate, allied health, and medical students, in addition to continuing her research in orthopaedics and education.

Key Publications

2018    McNulty MA, Lazarus M. An Anatomy Precourse Predicts Student Performance in a Professional Veterinary Curriculum. J Vet Med Educ. Fall 2018;45(3):330-342. Doi: 10.3138/jvme.0317-039r

2018    Richbourg HA, Mitchell CF, Gillett AN, McNulty MA. Tiludronate and Clodronate Do Not Affect Bone Structure or Remodeling Kinetics Over a 60 Day Randomized Trial. BMC Vet Res. 2018 Mar 20;14(1):105. DOI: 10.1186/s12917-018-1423-2

2017    Mitchell CF, Richbourg HA, Goupil BA, Gillett A, McNulty MA. A Novel, Non-Terminal Method for Obtaining Bone Biopsies From Horses. Vet Surg. 2017 Apr; 46(3): 396-402.

2017       Richbourg HA, Martin MJ, Schachner ER, McNulty MA. Anatomical Variation of the Tarsus in Common Inbred Mouse Strains. Anat Rec 2017 Mar;300(3):450-459.

2016    McNulty MA, Stevens-Sparks C, Taboada J, Daniels A, Lazarus M. Impact of a Precourse on Student Performance in Veterinary Gross Anatomy. Anat Sci Educ. 2016 Jul 8;9(4):344-56

2016       Goupil BA, McNulty MA, Martin MJ, McCracken MK, Christofferson RC, Mores CN. Novel Lesions of Bones and Joints Associated with Chikungunya Virus in Two Mouse Models of Disease: New Insights into Disease Pathogenesis. PLoS One. 2016 May 16;11(5):e0155243. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155243

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Education
    2012 FEL Rush University Medical Center
    2010 PhD University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
    2005 BS Colorado State University
  • Research

    The McNulty Lab is involved in both basic science and educational research.

    Basic science research interests revolve around bone and joint pathology. The McNulty lab uses both advanced imaging (e.g. micro-computed tomography) and histological techniques to evaluate changes in bones and joints secondary to various diseases and treatments. Current work involves projects focused on two specific areas: characterizing and understanding the mechanisms of arthritic changes secondary to chikungunya virus and evaluating the impact of bisphosphonate administration on the equine skeleton.

    Educational research in the McNulty lab involves developing and evaluating techniques to improve learning of the anatomical sciences, most specifically gross anatomy, in professional curricula including veterinary medical, human medical, and allied health students. Current specific projects ask how all professional health students understand professional roles within the contexts of health care, identifying the impact of interprofessional education activities on students' knowledge of roles and professional identity formation, and how professional health curricula targeting different student populations can benefit from shared goals and methods.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Association of Anatomists
    American Association of Veterinary Anatomists
    Anatomical Society
    International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)
    Orthopaedic Research Society
    World Association of Veterinary Anatomists
  • Awards
    Org: American Society of Bone & Mineral Research
    Desc: 29th Annual Meeting Young Investigator Travel Award
    Scope: National
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    Org: University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
    Desc: Comparative Molecular Biosciences Travel Award
    Scope: School
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    Org: University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
    Desc: Certificate of Appreciation
    Scope: School
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    Org: University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
    Desc: Comparative Molecular Biosciences Travel Award
    Scope: School
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    Org: American Association of Anatomists
    Desc: Annual Meeting Travel Award
    Scope: National
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    Org: American Association of Anatomists
    Desc: Post-Doctoral Poster Presentation Finalist
    Scope: National
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    Org: American Association of Anatomists
    Desc: Post-Doctoral Poster Presentation Winner
    Scope: National
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    Org: American Association of Anatomists
    Desc: Post-Doctoral Podium Presentation Finalist
    Scope: National
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    Org: American Association of Anatomists
    Desc: Post-Doctoral Podium Presentation Runner-Up
    Scope: National
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    Org: American Association of Anatomists
    Desc: Visiting Scholarship Recipient
    Scope: National
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    Org: American Association of Anatomists
    Desc: Annual Meeting Travel Award
    Scope: National
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    Org: American Society of Bone & Mineral Research
    Desc: Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award
    Scope: National
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    Org: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Desc: Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
    Scope: School
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    Org: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Desc: Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
    Scope: School
    Date:
    Org: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Desc: Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
    Scope: School
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    Org: Louisiana State University
    Desc: Teaching Enhancement Fund Travel Award
    Scope: University
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    Org: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Desc: Highest Year 1 Teaching Evaluations (2015 Calendar Year)
    Scope: School
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