A few photos from the 2017 Commencement celebrations

2017 Undergraduate Awardees with thier mentors
Left to Right:
Dr. Joerg Graf with Spoorthi Sampath, recipient of the Claire Berg Award.
Dr. Ken Campellone with Isabel Nip, recipient of the Outstanding Senior in MCB Award.
Dr. Peter Gogarten with Sean Gosselin, recipient of the Excellence in Applied Genetics and Technology Award.
MCB Professional Science Master's (PSM) 2017 graduates
MCB Professional Science Master’s (PSM) 2017 graduates
From left to right –
Emmanuel Divinagracia, Jennifer Wobrock, Eric Stas, Dr. Joerg Graf, Nhut (Alex) Nguyen, Ethan Cope, Didem Ozcan, Shannon Sullivan, Erin Breaker
M.S. Applied Genomics: Wobrock, Stas, Nguyen, Ozcan, Sullivan
M.S. Microbial Systems Analysis: Divinagracia, Cope, Breaker
Lynes with 2017 Outstanding TAs
2017 Outstanding MCB TA’s received their awards from Michael Lynes. (Jeffrey “JD” Tamucci and Kavitha Kannan)

Congratulations on your retirement, Professor Arlene Albert!

The department celebrates the many contributions that have been made by Professor Arlene Albert over the past 20 years of her membership in the faculty of Molecular and Cell Biology.  It is with considerable admiration that we note that in this, her final year as a member of the regular faculty before retiring, that she was recognized with the UConn-AAUP Excellence Award for Teaching Innovation.

Albert retirement

Graduate student Jason Palladino (Mellone lab) was a guest speaker at Le Moyne College Scholars Day, which was held on April 21st, 2017.

Scholars Day gives undergraduate students an opportunity to present research they’ve conducted to a broad audience either through a 10 minute talk or by presenting a poster. Every year they reach out to an alumnus who has presented at Scholars Day and is now pursuing their PhD to give a presentation as a guest speaker. The title of his talk was: “What to expect when you’re expecting… to go to grad school”.