The mission of MCB is to understand fundamental biological processes at the molecular and cellular levels across all domains of life. We accomplish this through research, classroom teaching, and laboratory training directed at promoting the intellectual curiosity and critical thinking of individuals at all career levels including undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research staff members, and faculty.


  • MCB Grad Student Appreciation Week
    On Monday, 4/8, the MCB Department celebrated UConn's Grad Appreciation Week with Dairy Bar ice cream! It was a beautiful day to be outside and enjoy each other's company along with the ice cream. Thank you MCB Graduate students for all you do!
    Posted on April 10, 2024
  • MCB DEI Seminar and Workshop with B. Chad Starks a Success
    The MCB DEI Committee recently welcomed Dr. B. Chad Starks, CEO and Founder of BCS & Associates for a special seminar and workshop. Dr. B. Chad Starks is a writer, speaker, and educator with over 20 years of experience working with universities, research institutions, and organizations to provide training on issues of social justice and […]
    Posted on April 8, 2024
  • Goldhamer Lab Receives Grant from Alexion Pharmaceuticals
    Dr. David Goldhamer and Alexion Pharmaceuticals have established a collaborative research agreement under the company’s Discovery Partnerships Program to investigate mechanisms of impaired regeneration in models of muscle degenerative disease.
    Posted on April 2, 2024
  • 2024 MCB Summer Fellowship Awards
    The UConn Department of Molecular and Cell Biology is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 graduate and undergraduate student summer fellowships. These distinguished fellowships are made possible by some very generous donors and are offered on a competitive basis to the most highly qualified students. Congratulations to all the awardees! Claire M. Berg Graduate Fellowship […]
    Posted on April 1, 2024

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Upcoming Events

  1. Apr 19 Special Seminar with Dr. Jinghui Zhang 10:30am
  2. Apr 19 MCB Research in Progress: Heyer-Gray 12:20pm
  3. Apr 23 MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Aoife Heaslip, Tenure Talk 3:30pm
  4. Apr 24 MCB Dissertation Defense: Lorraine Burdick 10:00am
  5. Apr 26 MCB Research in Progress: Samuelson and McDermott 12:20pm
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Recent Publications

Gogarten Lab:
Neighboring inteins interfere with one another's homing capacity
PNAS Nexus

Lynes Lab:
Extracellular metallothionein as a therapeutic target in the early progression of Type 1 Diabetes

Lynes Lab:
Stress biology: Complexity and multifariousness in health and disease

Teschke Lab:
Bacteriophage P22 SieA-mediated superinfection exclusion

Goldhamer Lab:
Sex as a critical variable in basic and pre-clinical studies of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.

May Lab:
Curvature sensing lipid dynamics in a mitochondrial inner membrane model.
Commun Biol

Heaslip Lab:
F-actin and myosin F control apicoplast elongation dynamics which drive apicoplast-centrosome association inToxoplasma gondii

Gogarten Lab:
Protocol for an agent-based model of recombination in bacteria playing a public goods game.
STAR Protoc.

Representative Publications