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Cell Biology
Genetics and Genomics
Structural Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics
Professional Science Master’s

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of Connecticut
91 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3125
Storrs, CT  06269-3125
P:  860-486-4329
F:  860-486-4331

Recent Publications

Samantha M. Gromek, Anne A. Sung, Jonathan L. Klassen, Marcy J. Balunas (2016). Draft Genome Sequence of Streptomyces sp. Strain PTY087I2, Isolated from Styela canopus, a Panamanian Tunicate. Genome Announc. September/October 2016 vol. 4 no. 5 e00856-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00856-16.

Gromek SM, Suria AM, Fullmer MS, Garcia JL, Gogarten JP, Nyholm SV and Balunas MJ (2016) Leisingera sp. JC1, a Bacterial Isolate from Hawaiian Bobtail Squid Eggs, Produces Indigoidine and Differentially Inhibits Vibrios. Front. Microbiol. 7:1342. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01342.

Raja Dey,Yan Xia, Mu-Ping Nieh, and Peter Burkhard. (2016) Molecular Design of a Minimal Peptide Nanoparticle. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering DOI:10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00243.

Ram-Mohan, N., Oren, A., and Papke, R.T. (2016) Analysis of the bacteriorhodopsin-producing haloarchaea reveals a core community that is stable over time in the salt crystallizer pond in Eilat, Israel. Extremophiles DOI: 10.1007/s00792-016-0864-4.

Benjamino J, Graf J. 2016. Characterization of the Core and Caste-Specific Microbiota in the Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes. Front Microbiol 7:171 (PMC4756164).

Crapser J, Ritzel R, Verma R, Venna VR, Liu F, Chauhan A, Koellhoffer E, Patel A, Ricker A, Maas K, Graf J, McCullough LD. 2016. Ischemic stroke induces gut permeability and enhances bacterial translocation leading to sepsis in aged mice. Aging (Albany NY) 8(5):1049-63 (PMC4931853).

Cong X, Xu W, Janton S, Henderson WA, Matson A, McGrath JM, Maas K, Graf J. 2016. Gut Microbiome Developmental Patterns in Early Life of Preterm Infants: Impacts of Feeding and Gender. PLoS ONE 11(4):e0152751 (PMC4844123).

Adit Naor, Neta Altman-Price, Shannon M. Soucy, Anna G. Green (UConn undergrad), Yulia Mitiagin, Israela Turgeman-Grott, Noam Davidovich, Johann Peter Gogarten*, Uri Gophna*  (2016). Impact of a homing intein on recombination frequency and organismal fitness. PNAS 2016; published ahead of print July 26, 2016, doi:10.1073/pnas.160641611

Andersson, R., Chen, Y., Core, L., Lis, J.T., Sandelin, A. & Jensen, T.H. 2015, "Human Gene Promoters Are Intrinsically Bidirectional", Molecular cell, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 346-347.

Mahat, D.B., Kwak, H., Booth, G.T., Jonkers, I.H., Danko, C.G., Patel, R.K., Waters, C.T., Munson, K., Core, L.J. & Lis, J.T. 2016, "Base-pair-resolution genome-wide mapping of active RNA polymerases using precision nuclear run-on (PRO-seq)", Nature protocols, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 1455-1476.

Stulberg E, GL Lozano, JB Morin, H Park, EG Baraban, C Mlot, C Heffelfinger, GM Phillips, JS Rush, AJ Phillips, NA Broderick, MG Thomas, EV Stabb, J. Handelsman. 2016. Genomic and secondary metabolite analyses of Streptomyces sp. 2AW provide insight into the evolution of the cycloheximide pathway. Front Microbiol 7:573

Broderick, NA 2016. Friend, foe or food? Recognition and the role of antimicrobial peptides in gut immunity and Drosophila–microbe interactions. Phil Trans R Soc. B 371:20150295

Palladino, J, Mellone, B.G. (2016) The KAT’s out of the bag: histone acetylation promotes centromere assembly. Developmental Cell (Preview). doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.05.019

Chen, CC, Mellone, B.G. (2016) Chromatin assembly: Journey to the CENter of the chromosome. J Cell Biol. (Review). doi: 10.1083/jcb.201605005 .

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    We are very pleased to welcome Sarah Hird, Assistant Professor, Crystal Morales, Assistant Professor-in-Residence at the Greater Hartford Campus, and Noah Reid, Assistant Research Professor, to our department!

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