• Dr. Nathan Alder’s Research Featured in UConn Today Dr. Nathan Alder’s Research Featured in UConn Today
    Researchers Explore Potential Treatment for Mitochondrial Diseases UConn researchers are studying a group of compounds that could protect mitochondria in ways that might prevent devastating illnesses like muscular dystrophy and ALS.   (Getty Images) May 28, 2020 - Kim Krieger - UConn Communications Huntington’s. Parkinson’s. Muscular dystrophy. Lou Gehrig’s. These diseases share a common cause that devastatingly robs […]
    Posted on May 28, 2020
  • Congratulations MCB SURF Award Winners! Congratulations MCB SURF Award Winners!
    The following MCB Undergraduate students received 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fund awards in support of their summer undergraduate research projects. All SURF projects will be pursued remotely this summer in accordance with restrictions on undergraduate research due to COVID-19. Please note that the project titles listed reflect the original projects proposed. Akriti Bhattarai '21 (Molecular […]
    Posted on May 21, 2020
  • Professor Gogarten Receives 2020 Mentorship Excellence Award Professor Gogarten Receives 2020 Mentorship Excellence Award
    Dr. Gogarten has been selected as one of this year’s recipients of the faculty Mentorship Excellence Award, in recognition of his outstanding mentorship of undergraduate researchers. He was selected from a very strong group of nominees by a committee of Peer Research Ambassadors in the Office of Undergraduate Research. The undergraduate mentee who nominated him cited […]
    Posted on April 29, 2020
  • MCB Undergraduates Among Spring 2020 UConn IDEA Grant Recipients
    Elena Haarer ’21, Mehreen Pasha ’22, Vinayak Mishra ’21, and Elisabeth Rothman ’21 are among the 33 students who have been awarded UConn IDEA Grants to support 2020-21 academic year projects. Elena Haarer ’21 - The Nuclear Option: Exploring Actin Cytoskeletal Functions in Cellular Aging Processes  Mehreen Pasha ’22 - When Problems Become Solutions: Adapting […]
    Posted on April 28, 2020

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Markov State Model of Lassa Virus Nucleoprotein Reveals Large Structural Changes during the Trimer to Monomer Transition

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

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

Spatial heterogeneity of the shorebird gastrointestinal microbiome
Royal Society Open Science

No evidence for phylosymbiosis in western chipmunk species
FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Mass spectrometry searches using MASST
Nature Biotechnology

Ecology helps bound causal explanations in microbiology.
Biology & Philosophy

Functional and structural basis of E. coli enolase inhibition by SF2312: a mimic of the carbanion intermediate.
Sci Rep

Molecular dynamics study of membrane permeabilization by wild-type and mutant lytic peptides from the non-enveloped Flock House virus, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)
Science Direct

Shielding the next generation: symbiotic bacteria from a reproductive organ protect bobtail squid eggs from fungal fouling.

Diverse deep-sea anglerfishes share a genetically reduced luminous symbiont that is acquired from the environment.

Ambient pH alters the protein content of outer membrane vesicles, driving host development in a beneficial symbiosis.
Journal of Bacteriology

Persistent symbiont colonization leads to a maturation of hemocyte response in the Euprymna scolopes/Vibrio fischeri symbiosis.
Microbiology Open

Oligomerization of RIG-I and MDA5 2CARD Domains
Protein Science

NMR mapping of disordered segments for a viral scaffolding protein enclosed in a 23 MDa procapsid
Biolophysical J

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