• Jax Lab for Genomic Medicine Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolism Symposium Jax Lab for Genomic Medicine Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolism Symposium
    Convening top global experts on diabetes genomics and pathogenesis, the Type 2 Diabetes & Metabolism Symposium will take place on November 14 and 15, 2019 at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Conn. Where: The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington CT When: November 14-15, 2019 This special symposium will be hosted by […]
  • Professor Barbara Mellone Awarded NIH award Professor Barbara Mellone Awarded NIH award
    MCB Associate Professor Barbara Mellone received a $2.6million R35-MIRA grant from the National Institute of Health to fund her research on an elusive yet vital chromosomal structure that all plant and animal share: the centromere. This five year grant will support research efforts to determine the contribution of DNA repeats and centromere chromatin to the […]
  • 2019 MCB Retreat a Success 2019 MCB Retreat a Success
    On Wednesday, August 21, the MCB Department held it’s annual Retreat and Grad Orientation at UConn’s Avery Point Campus. It was a great day including scavenger hunts, trivia games, lunch, poster session, networking with faculty and of course, the awarding of the MCB 2019 Graduate and Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowships. Congratulations to the recipients! These […]
  • John Malone Awarded a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship John Malone Awarded a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
    AAAS Announces John Malone of the University of Connecticut and Global Young Academy as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow Washington DC (20 August 2019) — John Malone of the University of Connecticut has been awarded a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) with a placement at the Office of Science and Technology […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Oct 22 MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Oh Sung Kwon3:30pm
  2. Oct 24 MCB Ph.D. and PSM/PM Career Development Seminar5:00pm
  3. Oct 25 MCB Graduate Seminar Series: Schiano and Dostie12:20pm
  4. Oct 25 MCB Dissertation Defense: Ala Maher Shaqra2:00pm
  5. Oct 31 EEB Seminar: Brandon Ogbunu (Brown University)3:30pm
  6. Oct 31 MCB PSM/PM Career Development Seminar5:00pm
  7. Nov 5 MCB Seminar Series: Rebecca Dutch, Ph.D.3:15pm
  8. Nov 7 EEB Seminar: Jessica Gurevitch (Stony Brook University)3:30pm
  9. Nov 7 MCB Ph.D. and PSM/PM Career Development Seminar5:00pm
  10. Nov 13 PNB Seminar Series Dr. Donghee Kim 4:00pm
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Seeking Assistant or Associate Professor, Genetics and Genomics

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut main campus in Storrs seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Genetics and Genomics, beginning in August 2020. We invite applicants who are studying fundamental aspects of genome biology. Areas of study include but are not limited to: chromosome structure and dynamics, 3D organization of the genome, transcriptional control, epigenetics, population genomics, genome stability, genome evolution, and comparative genomics. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vibrant, externally-funded research program, be an interactive and collaborative member of our interdisciplinary department, teach classes in genetics and genomics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to an inclusive culture both on campus and in the laboratory. To be considered at the Associate level, candidates are expected to have a productive, extramurally funded research program, and demonstrated experience in undergraduate and graduate education and training. Continue reading->


Recent Publications

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

Astaxanthin attenuates the increase in mitochondrial respiration during the activation of hepatic stellate cell
The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

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

Keeping it fresh
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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