• Nyholm Lab Review Article Featured on Cover of Nature Reviews Microbiology
    Nyholm lab published Nature Reviews Microbiology, " A lasting symbiosis: how the Hawaiian bobtail squid finds and keeps its bioluminescent bacterial partner" and Nature Reviews Microbiology Special Symbiosis Edition featured the squid from that review for the cover!
    Posted on September 13, 2021
  • MCB 2021 Departmental Retreat
    MCB held a Departmental Retreat on Thursday, August 26th. After welcoming remarks, the 2021 MCB graduate awards were announced. Following a ‘Get to Know the New Students’ event, new faculty member, Assistant Professor, Jelena Erceg presented a talk, “Genome Folding and Regulation in Diploid Multicellular Organisms” A fun trivia session preceded the Lab Poster Sessions. […]
    Posted on August 30, 2021
  • 2021 MCB Grad Orientation
    MCB welcomed new graduate students at a virtual orientation held Thursday, August 26th. View presentation here. 
    Posted on August 29, 2021
  • MCB PSM Fall 2021 Orientation
    The Fall MCB PSM/PM Orientation event was held Thursday, 9/2. The event was held in-person and the students seemed enthusiastic, energetic and appreciative of the face to face companionship.  
    Posted on August 29, 2021

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  1. Sep 16 MCB Cell Biology Journal Club12:30pm
  2. Sep 16 EEB Seminar: Kat Milligan-Myhre (UConn MCB)3:30pm
  3. Sep 17 MCB Research Seminar: Coulter12:20pm
  4. Sep 17 Grad Student and Faculty All Bio Ice Cream Social3:00pm
  5. Sep 20 MCB Dissertation Defense: Kate Castellano1:00pm
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Recent Publications

Development of the Accessory Nidamental Gland and Associated Bacterial Community in the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, Euprymna scolopes.A
Biol. Bull. 

A lasting symbiosis: how the Hawaiian bobtail squid finds and keeps its bioluminescent bacterial partner.
Nat Rev Microbiol

An efficient, non-phylogenetic method for detecting genes sharing evolutionary signals in phylogenomic datasets

Improving Phylogenies Based on Average Nucleotide Identity, Incorporating Saturation Correction and Non-Parametric Bootstrap Support
Syst Bio

The Evolutionary Origins of Extreme Halophilic Archaeal Lineages
Genome Biol Evol

Chemical Gradients of Plant Substrates in an Atta texana Fungus Garden

Seeing Keratinocyte Proteins through the Looking Glass of Intrinsic Disorder
Int. J. Mol. Sci

Mitochondrial compartmentalization: emerging themes in structure and function
Trends in Biochemical Sciences

Multi-Scale Organization of the Drosophila melanogaster Genome

Macrobdella decora: Old World Leech Gut Microbial Community Structure Conserved in a New World Leech
Appl. Env. Microbiol.

The actin nucleation factors JMY and WHAMM enable a rapid Arp2/3 complex-mediated intrinsic pathway of apoptosis
PLoS Genetics

Representative Publications