The mission of MCB is to understand fundamental biological processes at the molecular and cellular levels across all domains of life. We accomplish this through research, classroom teaching, and laboratory training directed at promoting the intellectual curiosity and critical thinking of individuals at all career levels including undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research staff members, and faculty.

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  • Dr. Jelena Erceg receives R35 MIRA Award to Fund Research on Genome Folding and Regulation Dr. Jelena Erceg receives R35 MIRA Award to Fund Research on Genome Folding and Regulation
    Assistant Professor Jelena Erceg (Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, CLAS & Institute for Systems Genomics, joint appointment also with the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health) has received a prestigious R35 Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Institute of General […]
    Posted on August 16, 2022
  • New Publication from the Erceg Lab
    Fleck K, Raj R and Erceg J (2022), The 3D genome landscape: Diverse chromosomal interactions and their functional implications. Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 10:968145. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.968145
    Posted on August 11, 2022
  • Alder, Alexandrescu, May Labs Publish Collaborative Study
    "Structure-activity relationships of mitochondria-targeted tetrapeptide pharmacological compounds" Wayne Mitchell, Jeffrey D Tamucci, Emery L Ng, Shaoyi Liu, Alexander V Birk, Hazel H Szeto, Eric R May, Andrei T Alexandrescu, Nathan N Alder   https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.75531  
    Posted on August 3, 2022
  • New Publication from the Goldhamer Lab
    Yamamoto, M., Stoessel, S. J., Yamamoto, S., and Goldhamer, D. J. (2022). Over-expression of wild-type ACVR1 in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva mice rescues perinatal lethality and inhibits heterotopic ossification. J. Bone Miner. Res. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.4617
    Posted on August 1, 2022

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Fall 2023 MCB PhD Application Deadline: November 15, 2022

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Recent Publications

The 3D genome landscape: Diverse chromosomal interactions and their functional implications
Front. Cell Dev. Biol.

Structure-activity relationships of mitochondria-targeted tetrapeptide pharmacological compounds
eLife

Over-expression of wild-type ACVR1 in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva mice rescues perinatal lethality and inhibits heterotopic ossification
J. Bone Miner. Res.

Enrichment of Non-B-Form DNA at D. melanogaster Centromeres
GBE

Thousands of small, novel genes predicted in global phage genomes
Cell Rep.

An anti-ACVR1 antibody exacerbates heterotopic ossification by fibro-adipogenic progenitors in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva mice
J. Clin. Invest.

The Earth BioGenome Project 2020: Starting the clock
pnas

Pulse-field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance of protein translational diffusion from native to non-native states
Protein Sci

Simultaneous Single-Cell Genome and Transcriptome Sequencing of Termite Hindgut Protists Reveals Metabolic and Evolutionary Traits of Their Endosymbionts
mSphere

Representative Publications