Megan McClean is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also a trainer in the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program, the Biophysics Graduate Program, and the Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program. She graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with a B.A. in Applied Mathematics. She then received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, where she studied signaling specificity in biological networks. She was a Lewis-Sigler Fellow at Princeton University before joining UW-Madison. Her lab engineers and utilizes synthetic biology tools to control cellular signaling to understand how dynamics modulate cellular decision-making and heterogeneity. She is a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awardee at the Scientific Interface, a Kavli Fellow of the US National Academy of Sciences and holds a Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.