Ken Noll will portray Mr. Darwin at the talk “Morning Tea with Mr. Darwin: Stories of the Voyage of the Beagle.”
Hannah Guilani and Sabrina Yum-Chan, two UConn students from the MCB course “Microbe Hunters-Crowdsourcing Antibiotic Discovery” presented posters at the 4th Annual Small World Initiative (SWI) Symposium. The SWI Symposium was held in conjunction with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2017 meeting in New Orleans in early June. In addition to presenting their posters, Hannah and Sabrina had the opportunity to attend diverse talks and presentations at the Microbe meeting and their team “The UConn SWI Life” placed 2nd in the SWI Scavenger Hunt. The Microbe Hunters course, taught by Drs. Nichole Broderick and Trish Rossi, is part of the Small World Initiative, a novel introductory course that introduces students to hands-on research, while tackling the antibiotics crisis.
Also in attendance at ASM Microbe was recent MCB graduate, Kevin Burke, who presented a poster on his independent research with Dr. Broderick’s lab looking at the impacts of diet switching and the microbiome on Drosophila host physiology.
Dr. Broderick participated in the ASM Live Theater at Microbe 2017 as part of an interview for an upcoming book on Women in Microbiology with Drs. Jo Handelsman (Wisconsin Institute for Discovery), Courtney J. Robinson (Howard University), and Pat Schloss (UMichigan).
The Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research provide financial assistance to highly qualified persons starting careers in marine zoology.
These distinguished fellowships are made possible by some very generous donors and are offered on a competitive basis to the most highly qualified students. Continue reading
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.
Exciting opportunities offered through the MCB Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program May term and summer session 2017. Continue reading
This award recognizes their outstanding contributions, professional dedication to inspiring student learning and commitment to education. Continue reading