ASM recognizes contributions toward the full participation and advancement of women in microbiology. This award was established by the ASM’s Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology, and is given in memory of Alice C. Evans, the first woman to be elected ASM President in 1928. Continue reading
Suleyman Bozal a junior undergraduate majoring in Structural Biology and Biophysics, spent the past summer in an immersive research based program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Continue reading
MCB held a boisterous, enjoyable and informative annual departmental retreat at the Branford House on the Avery Point campus to kick off the start of what promises to be an interesting and busy academic year. Continue reading
Prof. Hightower received the 2017 CSSI Medallion for his discoveries about Heat Shock Proteins, Thermotolerance and the Proteotoxic Stress Response. Continue reading
(UConn portion: $817,279.-) for a collaborative research project with Lilach Hadany and Uri Gophna (Tel Aviv University) to study “Rare Genes and Alleles in Halophilic Archaeal Populations and Communities”.
2 PSM students, Ethan Cope and Alex Gojmerac, were 2017 UConn-TIP Summer Immersion Fellowship Participants, allowing them the opportunity to learn about startups and entrepreneurship during a 10-week immersion program.
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).