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  • Dr. Michael Lynes Selected as Fulbright Scholar Dr. Michael Lynes Selected as Fulbright Scholar
    Dr. Michael Lynes was recently selected to be a Fulbright Scholar and will work at the Center for Diabetes Research, University of Bergen (Norway) for the fall 2020 semester. He was also made a Senior Fellow of the Cell Stress Society International. Dr. Lynes has recently been awarded two new research grants: an NIH phase […]
    Posted on February 12, 2020
  • Fake Centromeres Make-and Break-a Chromosome Fake Centromeres Make-and Break-a Chromosome
    The Mellone Lab was featured in UConn Today - UConn cell biologist Barbara Mellone, her student Jason Palladino, and colleagues report in the cover article of the 10 February issue of Developmental Cell that they were able to make fake centromeres that fooled cells into rearranging their chromosomes.     Fluorescence images of mitotic cells with de […]
    Posted on February 11, 2020
  • Dr. Carol Teschke Elected as Council Delegate in AAAS Dr. Carol Teschke Elected as Council Delegate in AAAS
    Carol Teschke was elected as a Council Delegate from the Section on Biological Sciences in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her term will begin on February 17, 2020, and will run through February 19, 2023.  View election results.
    Posted on February 3, 2020
  • Five Students Participating in URAP Receive Recognition
    Five students participating in the Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP) submitted abstracts as first authors and one as second author to the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research. This is the largest regional pediatric research meeting in the country.  In addition, three of our students submitted abstracts, two were first authors and one second author, to […]
    Posted on January 16, 2020

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Targeted De Novo Centromere Formation in Drosophila Reveals Plasticity and Maintenance Potential of CENP-A Chromatin
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Spatial heterogeneity of the shorebird gastrointestinal microbiome
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No evidence for phylosymbiosis in western chipmunk species
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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.
mBio

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

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
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NMR mapping of disordered segments for a viral scaffolding protein enclosed in a 23 MDa procapsid
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Astaxanthin attenuates the increase in mitochondrial respiration during the activation of hepatic stellate cell
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Efomycins K and L from a Termite-associated Streptomyces sp. M56 and Their Putative Biosynthetic Origin.
Frontiers in Microbiology

Structural Basis of Protein Kinase R Autophosphorylation
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