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  • Alder Research Group Receives Multiple Grant Awards Alder Research Group Receives Multiple Grant Awards
    The Alder Lab, Nathan Alder PI, was recently awarded three substantial grants. The first, a grant from the National Institute on Aging, (R01AG065879), "First-in-class Peptide Therapeutics for Mitochondrial Disorders: Molecular Mechanism of Action and Optimization of Design." This five-year R01 for $2.5M is focused on investigating the molecular basis by which mitochondria-targeted peptide compounds interact […]
    Posted on October 28, 2020
  • Two UConn MCB PSM Alumni Featured Two UConn MCB PSM Alumni Featured
    Samantha Holmes (M.S. Applied Genomics) and Courtney Gunter (M.S. Microbial Systems Analysis), have been published in the PSM Alumni and Graduation Chronicle, 2020 Issue. See their profiles in the 2020 PSM Chronicle
    Posted on October 7, 2020

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An apparatus for rapid and nondestructive comparasin of masks and respirators
Rev. Sci. Instrum.

Biocompatible Cantilevers for Mechanical Characterization of Zebrafish Embryos using Image Analysis
Sensors

Draft Genome Sequence of Spiroplasma platyhelix ATCC 51748,isolated from a Dragonfly.
Microbiol. Res. Announc.

A genomic catalog of Earth’s microbiomes.
Nat Biotechnol

Development and patterning of rib primordia are dependent on associated musculature.
Dev. Biol

The mitochondria-targeted peptide SS-31 binds lipid bilayers and modulates surface electrostatics as a key component of its mechanism of action.
Journal of Biological Chemistry 

Keeping it together: structures, functions, and applications of viral decoration proteins
Viruses 

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.”
eLife

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
Structure

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
Biochemistry

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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