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  • An Evolutionary Rescue in Polluted Waters An Evolutionary Rescue in Polluted Waters
    “We know that rapid adaptive evolution can happen in response to human-caused environmental change but we don’t have a great understanding of what factors facilitate it,” says Noah Reid, UConn research assistant professor in molecular and cell biology and a co-author. 
  • Congratulations to the 2019 MCB Ph.D. Graduates! Congratulations to the 2019 MCB Ph.D. Graduates!
    Students Pictured in Photo: Yueh-chiang Han from Tom Chen’s lab, Kunica Asija from Carol Teschke’s lab, Therese Tripler from Carol Teschke’s lab, Lidia Beka from Joerg Graf’s lab, Shail Kabrawala from Ken Campellone’s lab
  • Bryce Santinello Receives Spring Graduate Travel Award Bryce Santinello Receives Spring Graduate Travel Award
    MCB is proud to announce that Bryce Santinello has been awarded the Spring 2019 MCB graduate travel award in recognition of his outstanding graduate seminar. This bi-annual award provides support to students for conference attendance to enrich their graduate program study and is offered on a competitive basis to the most highly qualified student.
  • 2019 MCB Commencement Reception and Awards
    The 2019 UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate graduation took place at Gampel Pavilion on Sunday, May 12. Following commencement, the Molecular and Cell Biology Department hosted the annual reception for graduating seniors in biology. Awards were given out to students in the 4 areas of concentration. Dr. Michael Lynes, head of MCB […]
  • Study Unlocks Secrets of an Elusive Genome Compartment Study Unlocks Secrets of an Elusive Genome Compartment
    “Centromeres continue to be widely considered the ‘black hole’ of genomics,” says Barbara Mellone, associate professor of molecular and cell biology at UConn and lead author on the study. View article in UConn Today

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eLIFE Sciences

Of capsid structure and stability: The partnership between charged residues of E-loop and P-domain of the bacteriophage P22 coat protein.
Journal of Virology

A hydrophobic network: Intersubunit and intercapsomer interactions stabilizing the bacteriophage P22 capsid
Journal of Virology

Identification and characterization of putative Aeromonas ssp. T3SS effectors
PLOS Biology

Islands of retroelements are major components of Drosophila centromeres
PLOS Biology

The phage L capsid decoration protein has a novel OB-fold and an unusual capsid binding strategy
eLIFE Sciences

19th International Meeting on Frankia and Actinorhizal Plants
Journal of Microbiology

The Patchy Distribution of Restriction–Modification System Genes and the Conservation of Orphan Methyltransferases in Halobacteria.

Complete Genome Sequence of Halorubrum ezzemoulense Strain Fb21
Microbiology Resource Announcements

Design of High-Affinity Metal-Controlled Protein Dimers.
Journal: Biochemistry, ACS Publications

Fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications in analyzing bimolecular processes
Book: Biomolecular and Bioanalytical Techniques: Theory, Methodology and Applications

Phosphatidylethanolamine made in the inner mitochondrial membrane is essential for yeast cytochrome bc1 complex function
Journal:Nature Communications

The architect of virus assembly: portal protein nucleates procapsid assembly in bacteriophage P22.
Journal of Virology

Conservation and divergence of the I-domain inserted into the ubiquitous HK97 coat protein fold in the P22-like bacteriophages
Journal of Virology

Evaluation of DESS as a storage medium for microbial community analysis

Catalytic Domains of Phosphodiesterase 5, 6, and 5/6 Chimera Display Differential Dynamics and Ligand Dissociation Energy Barriers
The Journal of Physical Chemistry

The antimicrobial potential of Streptomyces from insect microbiomes
Nature Communications

Symbiotic organs shaped by distinct modes of genome evolution in cephalopods

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Upcoming Events

  1. 6/27 MCB PSM PIE Fellows Program Workshop II
  2. 6/28 MCB PSM PIE Fellows Program Workshop II
  3. 7/1 MCB PSM PIE Fellows Program Workshop II
  4. 8/21 Annual MCB Retreat and New Grad Student Orientation
  5. 9/17 MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Mayu Inaba
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