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Cell Biology
Genetics and Genomics
Structural Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of Connecticut
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Storrs, CT  06269-3125
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Recent Publications

Mayo, C.B., Wong, C.J., Lopez P.E., Lary, J.W., Cole, J.L. (2016) Activation of PKR by short stem-loop RNAs containing single-stranded arms. RNA, DOI:10.1261/rna.053348.115.

Karch, Christopher P., Burkhard, Peter. (2016) Vaccine technologies: From whole organisms to rationally designed protein assemblies. Biochemical Pharmacology doi:10.1016/j.bcp.2016.05.001.

Rosin, L., Mellone, B. (2016) Co-evolving CENP-A and CAL1 Domains Mediate Centromeric CENP-A Deposition across Drosophila Species. Developmental Cell doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2016.03.021.

Theis KR, Dheilly NM, Klassen JL, Brucker RM, Baines JF, Bosch TCG, Cryan JF, Gilbert SF, Goodnight CJ, Lloyd EA, Sapp J, Vandenkoornhuyse P, Zilber-Rosenberg I, Rosenberg E, Bordenstein SR. 2016. Getting the hologenome concept right: an eco-evolutionary framework for hosts and their microbiomes. mSystems 1(2):e00028-16. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00028-16.

Rischer M, Klassen JL, Wolf T, Guo H, Shelest E, Clardy J, Beemelmanns C. 2016. Draft genome sequence of Shewanella sp. strain P1-14-1, a bacterial inducer of settlement and morphogenesis in larvae of the marine hydroid Hydractinia echinata. Genome Announc 4(1):e00003-16. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00003-16.

Sathappa, M., and Alder, N.N. (2016) “The ionization properties of cardiolipin and its variants in model bilayers” BBA-Biomembranes [Epub ahead of print].

J.G. Pattis, E.R. May (2016). Influence of RNA Binding on the Structure and Dynamics of the Lassa Virus Nucleoprotein, Biophys. J., 110(6):1246-1254.

Christina Harprecht, Oghenfejiro Okifo, Kevin J. Robbins, Tina Motwani, Andrei T. Alexandrescu & Carolyn M. Teschke (2016) “Contextual role of a salt-bridge in the phage P22 coat protein I-domain.” J. Biol. Chem, in press.

Russo AJ, Mathiowetz AJ, Hong S, Welch MD, and Campellone KG (2016).  Rab1 recruits the actin nucleation machinery but limits filament assembly during membrane remodeling.  Mol Biol Cell. 27(6):967-978. (Cover)

A. Aggarwal, E.R. May, C.L. Brooks III, W.S. Klug (2016) Nonuniform elastic properties of macromolecules and effect of prestrain on their continuum nature, Phys. Rev. E 92, 012417.

Nelson, M.C., T. Welch and J. Graf. 2015. Complete genome sequence of Yersinia ruckeri str. CSF007-82, etiologic agent of red mouth disease in salmonid fish. Genome Announcements. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01491-14

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  • The MCB Department has a new Seahorse XFp extracellular flux analyzer The MCB Department has a new Seahorse XFp extracellular flux analyzer
    The Seahorse Bioscience XFp Instrument (Agilent Technologies) is used for the analysis of cellular metabolism and energy utilization (i.e., the “energy phenotype”) of cell samples. This technology allows researchers to connect physiological traits of cells with genomic and proteomic data to give significant insights into pathological states (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease).
  • MCB Professional Science Master’s (PSM) May Term and Summer Session 2016 Courses MCB Professional Science Master’s (PSM) May Term and Summer Session 2016 Courses
    Exciting opportunities offered through the MCB Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program May term and summer session 2016. Hands on training on state-of-the-art instruments through short, intense modular training courses. This May term and summer session we will be offering six modules. Open to graduate and undergraduate students with the required prerequisites.

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