Frank J. Daly, Ph.D.                                                                                                            
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Science &
Physician Assistant Program                                                                                                                                                              

Morgane 008
phone: (207) 283-0170 ext. 2415


Courses Taught:                                                                                                                             Netter - Gilroy Conversion                        

ATC333 Gross Anatomy (S'07)                                                                                                                               


BIO100  Biology I (F'03)                                                                                                                                           

BIO307/507 OT Human Gross Anatomy
(F'99 - Su'11)                                                                                  MODEL KEYS


BIO404 Neuroscience (S'00 - S'05)

BIO502 DPT Human Gross Anatomy (F'04 - F'10) 

BIO504 DPT Neuroscience (Su'05-Su'10)                                                                                                                  

PAC500 Human Anatomy (Su'00 - Su'11)

COM507/508 Medical Gross Anatomy (F'09-S'11)



    post-Doc (1997-1999) Cellular Neurobiology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, MA

Ph.D. (1997)        Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
B.S. (1991)           Biology, Stonehill College, North Easton, MA


Areas of Scholarly Interest:

     Dr. Frank Daly is currently an associate professor of biology at the University of New England. Dr. Daly received his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University and subsequently held a research associate position at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Boston. For the past 10 years, he has been studying vertebrate retinal biology. While at the University of New England, Dr. Daly has been teaching athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant and medical students in human gross anatomy. In addition, he has taught neuroscience for physical therapy graduate students.

        Dr. Daly’s research interest in retinal cellular biology has a few projects ongoing.

(1) Melanopsin in the eye of the Nassau Grouper: Collaborative work with Jacque Carter, in the Department of Environmental Sciences, to initially explore retina of a Caribbean fish (Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus) to try to establish anatomical evidence of melanopsin in the retina. This photoactive protein uses a novel light pathway (not rod and cone photoreceptors) to stimulate the visual system. It may play a role in fish reproductive behavior. in situ hybridization and other anatomical techniques employed in this work.

(2) Concanavalin A in the diabetic rat retina: Collaborative work with with Amy Davidoff in the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Osteopathic Medicine to search for anatomical evidence of pathology in diet- and chemically-induced diabetic rat models of diabetes. Focus is on the inter-relationship between neural retinal cells and cells of the cardiovascular system in diabetic rats. The causal relationship between different diabetic rat models and subsequent retinal pathology is being investigated utilizing specific immunocytochemical agents.



    Daly FJ (2010)  Human Anatomy: A Prosection Guide, Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. p.134.

    Daly FJ (2009) Use of Electronic Anatomy Practical Examinations for Remediating "At Risk" Students,

             Anatomical Sciences Education 3: 46-49.

    Rockhill R, Daly FJ, MacNeil MA, Brown S and Masland RH (2002) The diversity of ganglion cells in a

    mammalian retina Journal of Neuroscience 22(9): 3831-3843.


    Dunbar RIM, Cornah L, Daly FJ and Bowyer KM (2002) Vigilance in human groups: A test of

    alternative hypothesis Behaviour 139: 695-711.


    Daly FJ and Sandell JH (2000) Inherited retinal degeneration and apoptosis in mutant zebrafish

            Anatomical Record 258: 145-155.