Christina Daly

Christina Daly

For Christina Daly, research is a top priority. Her desire to gain experiences that are both thorough and rewarding has driven her education and career decisions since high school.

Daly earned her bachelor’s (2013) and master’s (2016) degrees in cellular/molecular biology from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She worked for two years at Wake Forest University before starting the PhD program at St. Jude. She earned her master's degree from the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in March 2021.

Daly is interested in pursuing opportunities in cancer biology, specifically cancer cell invasion, cellular signaling pathways related to proliferation and motility, and protein regulation.

Daly currently works in the lab of Stacey K. Ogden, PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology.

“The diverse staff and emphasis on collaboration at St. Jude creates an environment that fosters groundbreaking research advances around the world,” she says.

Hometown: Boone, North Carolina


Daly C, Logan B, Breeyear J, Whitaker K, Ahmed M, Seals DF. Tks5 SH3 domains exhibit differential effects on invadopodia development. PLoS ONE 15(1): e0227855, 2020. 

Daly CA, Spurrier MA, Jennings-Gee JE, Haas KM. B cell subsets differentially contribute to the T cell-independent memory pool. J Immunol 205(9): 2362-74, 2020. 

Florke Gee RR, Chen H, Lee AK, Daly CA, Wilander BA, Fon Tacer K, Potts PR. Emerging roles of the MAGE protein family in stress response pathways. J Biol Chem 295(47): 16121-155, 2020.

McKay JT, Haro MA, Daly CA, Yammani RD, Pang B, Swords WE, Haas KM. PD-L2 regulates B-1 cell antibody production against phosphorylcholine through an IL-5-dependent mechanism. J Immunol 199:2020-2029, 2017.