MCB MS Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

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  • MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Michael Church
    Tuesday, December 5, 3:30 PM, BPB 130 Dr. Michael Church, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stowers Institute for Medical Research Host: Stacey Hanlon Regulating metabolism through control of gene expression Summary: Protein complexes that affect DNA accessibility by sliding/evicting nucleosomes are conserved throughout Eukarya, and play an important role in gene regulation. In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, one […]
    Posted on December 5, 2023
  • MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade
    Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 3:30 PM, BPB 130 Dr. Shaun Brinsmade, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Georgetown University Host: Michel Giovani Santiago-Martinez Integrating metabolism and virulence in Staphylococcus aureus Summary: Metabolism fuels infection, and virulence can be thought of as a mechanism to maintain homeostasis. In my talk, I’ll discuss our current work to understand […]
    Posted on November 21, 2023
  • Passing of Dr. Ken Doeg
    Kenneth A. Doeg, 92, of Storrs Mansfield, CT passed away on November 5, 2023. He was born in West Hoboken, NJ, and graduated from Montclair Teacher's College in 1952. He received his doctorate in biochemistry at Rutgers University in 1957 followed by postdoctoral work at the Enzyme Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In […]
    Posted on November 13, 2023
  • MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Victoria Jeffers
    Dr. Victoria Jeffers, Assistant Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire Host: Aoife Heaslip Placing a BET on bromodomains in Toxoplasma gondii Summary: Epigenetic regulation of gene expression through acetylation of histones in Apicomplexan parasites is essential for parasite infection and transmission. The role of […]
    Posted on October 17, 2023
  • MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Binyam Mogessie
    Dr. Binyam Mogessie, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow Host: Barbara Mellone “Emerging mechanisms of chromosome segregation in mammalian eggs” Summary: Meiotic chromosome segregation generates fertilizable eggs from immature oocytes. In this talk, I […]
    Posted on September 28, 2023

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Upcoming Events

  1. Dec 7 Microbe Hunters (MCB 2612) Poster Symposium 10:00am
  2. Dec 8 MCB Research in Progress Seminar: Shan Kurkcu 12:20pm
  3. Dec 8 MCB, EEB, PNB Holiday Networking Event 2:00pm
  4. Jan 12 MCB Winter Faculty Retreat 10:00am
  5. Feb 1 MCB Graduate Recruitment All Day
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Recent Publications

Gogarten Lab:
Protocol for an agent-based model of recombination in bacteria playing a public goods game.
STAR Protoc.

Alder/May Lab Collaboration:
Peptide Power: Mechanistic Insights into the Effect of Mitochondria-Targeted Tetrapeptides on Membrane Electrostatics from Molecular Simulations
Mol. Pharmaceutics

Klassen Lab:
Unraveling the functional dark matter through global metagenomics

Alexandrescu Lab:
Solution NMR assignments and structure for the dimeric kinesin neck domain
Biol NMR Assign

Heaslip Lab:
F-actin and myosin F control apicoplast elongation dynamics which drive apicoplast-centrosome association in Toxoplasma gondii

Klassen Lab:
Resistance waxes for mutualists protected by wasp secretions

Alexandrescu Lab:
NMR structure verifies the eponymous zinc finger domain of transcription factor ZNF750.
J Struct. Biol.

Lynes Lab:
Metallothioneins alter macrophage phenotype and represent novel therapeutic targets for acetaminophen-induced liver injury.
J Leukoc Biol

Representative Publications