• Dr. Benson Retires after 40 Years at UConn Dr. Benson Retires after 40 Years at UConn
    David R. Benson, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology, retired on June 1 after more than 40 years at UConn. Dr. Benson’s distinguished career includes service as Head of the Molecular and Cell Biology Department from 2007-2012. During that time, he oversaw the expansion of the department personnel, doubled undergraduate course enrollment, built administrative protocols and brought […]
    Posted on August 31, 2020
  • GO: MCB Announces Election Results
    GO:MCB has announced the results from this year's election including the new position of Chief Diversity Officer: President: Katie Kyle, Vice President: Emily Green; Treasurer: Patrick Grady; Secretary: Sean Gosselin; Outreach Coordinator: Ryan Duggan; Chief Diversity Officer: Khalia Cain; Graduate Representatives: Khalia Cain, Em Ng, Patrick Grady; Alternate Representative: JD Tamucci Congratulations to all the […]
    Posted on July 9, 2020
  • Congratulations from MCB! Years of Service Employee Recognition Congratulations from MCB! Years of Service Employee Recognition
    The following MCB employees have reached important milestones in their service to the state and the University. Though the celebration of these achievements will be delayed until all employees are back working in person on campus, it is important that we recognize and applaud their commitment and dedication to UConn and MCB. Thank you! Celebrating […]
    Posted on July 2, 2020
  • MCB Outstanding TA Awards Announced
    The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology is pleased to announce that Stephen Hesler and Sean Gosselin have been selected as Outstanding MCB TA for 2019-2020. This award recognizes their outstanding contributions, professional dedication to inspiring student learning and their commitment to education. Congratulations!
    Posted on June 26, 2020

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Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 24 Women In Science12:00pm
  2. Sep 24 MCB Cell Biology Journal Club12:30pm
  3. Sep 24 Teale Seminar: Chris Field (Stanford)4:00pm
  4. Sep 24 MCB PSM Professional Development Seminar5:00pm
  5. Sep 25 MCB Research Seminar: Alyssa Coulter12:20pm
  6. Sep 30 PNB Seminar Series : Dr. Marcus Stensmyr12:00pm
  7. Oct 1 MCB PSM Professional Development Seminar5:00pm
  8. Oct 2 MCB Faculty Meeting3:00pm
  9. Oct 7 PNB Seminar Series : Hee Jung Chung, Ph.D.,4:00pm
  10. Oct 8 MCB PSM Professional Development Seminar5:00pm
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Recent Publications

Broadening Participation in Scientific Conferences during the Era of Social Distancing
Trends in Microbiology

Cycloheximide-Producing Streptomyces Associated With Xyleborinus saxesenii and Xyleborus affinis Fungus-Farming Ambrosia Beetles
Front. Microbiol

Mutant ACVR1 arrests glial cell differentiation to drive tumorigenesis in pediatric gliomas.
Cancer Cell

Late-onset megaconial myopathy in mice lacking group I Paks
Skeletal Muscle

Response to comment on 'Palovarotene reduces heterotopic ossification in juvenile FOP mice but exhibits pronounced skeletal toxicity.”

Adding SNX to the mix: SNX9 drives filopodia biogenesis.
J Cell Biol

Structural and dynamic asymmetry in icosahedrally symmetric virus capsids.
Curr Opin Virol

Editorial overview: Hidden players: microbes reshape the insect niche.
Curr Opin Insect Sci

Markov State Model of Lassa Virus Nucleoprotein Reveals Large Structural Changes during the Trimer to Monomer Transition

WHIMP links the actin nucleation machinery to Src-family kinase signaling during protrusion and motility
PLOS Genetics

Regulation of PKR by Epstein-Barr virus EBER1 RNA

Evolutionary signal in the gut microbiomes of 74 bird species from Equatorial Guinea
Molecular Ecology

Targeted De Novo Centromere Formation in Drosophila Reveals Plasticity and Maintenance Potential of CENP-A Chromatin
Dev. Cell

Spatial heterogeneity of the shorebird gastrointestinal microbiome
Royal Society Open Science

No evidence for phylosymbiosis in western chipmunk species
FEMS Microbiology Ecology

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