• Eight MCB Undergrad Named 2022 University Scholars
    The following MCB undergraduates were named 2022 University Scholars (of 17). University Scholars is a prestigious UConn undergraduate program in which students design and pursue in-depth research or a creative project and craft a learning plan that supports their interests and academic goals during their final 3 semesters. Awardee projects demonstrate exceptional breadth and/or depth […]
    Posted on December 22, 2021
  • In Memoriam: Wolf-Dieter Reiter, MCB Professor Emeritus In Memoriam: Wolf-Dieter Reiter, MCB Professor Emeritus
    It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Professor Wolf-Dieter Reiter. Dr. Reiter was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut after his retirement in 2016. Wolf-Dieter was an integral part of the Department, contributing to the teaching and research mission of the University. He […]
    Posted on December 21, 2021
  • Hanlon, May and Teschke Receive NFIP Awards
    The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) has recognized professors Stacey Hanlon, Eric May and Carol Teschke for their work mentoring students through the process of developing proposals and submitting applications for eligible awards. The National Fellowships Incentive Program (NFIP) works to build a stronger student and faculty culture around applying for prestigious, nationally […]
    Posted on December 20, 2021
  • David Knecht Awarded 2021 Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award
    The Marth Award was established by the UConn AAUP to recognize the leadership and dedication of Edward Marth, former Executive Director of the UConn AAUP Chapter, and to encourage and reward outstanding mentoring of graduate students by UConn Graduate Faculty members. It is awarded annually to a faculty member with an extraordinary record of excellence […]
    Posted on December 20, 2021
  • MCB 2021 Khairallah Symposium MCB 2021 Khairallah Symposium
    MCB presented the 2021 Khairallah Symposium on Tuesday, November 16. This year’s guest speaker was Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo, Professor of Developmental and Molecular Biology and of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and co-director of the Einstein Institute for Aging Studies. Faculty and students filled the lecture hall for the in-person event and were […]
    Posted on November 17, 2021

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Recent Publications

18S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing combined with culture-based surveys of maize rhizosphere protists reveal dominant, plant-enriched and culturable community members.
Environ. Microbio. Rep.

NADH/NAD+ binding and linked tetrameric assembly of the oncogenic transcription factors CtBP1 and CtBP2. FEBS Letters
FEBS Letters

Draft Genome of Janthinobacterium lividum ID1246, isolated from a rainbow trout hatchery biofilm
Microbiol. Resour. Announc.

Draft Genome of Aeromonas popoffii ID682, isolated from a natural water source in Idaho
Microbiol. Resour. Announc.

Effects of host species identity and diet on biodiversity of oral and rectal microbiomes of Puerto Rican bats

Development of the Accessory Nidamental Gland and Associated Bacterial Community in the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, Euprymna scolopes.A
Biol. Bull. 

A lasting symbiosis: how the Hawaiian bobtail squid finds and keeps its bioluminescent bacterial partner.
Nat Rev Microbiol

An efficient, non-phylogenetic method for detecting genes sharing evolutionary signals in phylogenomic datasets

Improving Phylogenies Based on Average Nucleotide Identity, Incorporating Saturation Correction and Non-Parametric Bootstrap Support
Syst Bio

The Evolutionary Origins of Extreme Halophilic Archaeal Lineages
Genome Biol Evol

Representative Publications