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  • Two UConn MCB PSM Alumni Featured Two UConn MCB PSM Alumni Featured
    Samantha Holmes (M.S. Applied Genomics) and Courtney Gunter (M.S. Microbial Systems Analysis), have been published in the PSM Alumni and Graduation Chronicle, 2020 Issue. See their profiles in the 2020 PSM Chronicle
    Posted on October 7, 2020
  • Spencer Nyholm Receives Award as Part of the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative Spencer Nyholm Receives Award as Part of the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative
    Spencer Nyholm is part of a team that received a $550,000 award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop new tools to study symbiotic relationships in the Hawaiian bobtail squid. The award is part of the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative and is investing $19 million over the next three years to support […]
    Posted on October 7, 2020
  • Two MCB Researchers Receive UConn Funding for Covid 19 Related Research Two MCB Researchers Receive UConn Funding for Covid 19 Related Research
    James Cole and Rachel O'Neill among five UConn researchers awarded internal funding to support researchers who are using their expertise to find new solutions to address the Covid-10 pandemic The program will award up to $50,000 to recipients. Dr. James Cole received $43,439, Targeting the Endoribonuclease of Coronaviruses, Co-PIs: Mark Peczuh, Chemistry Dr. Rachel O'Neill was […]
    Posted on October 2, 2020
  • Dr. Benson Retires after 40 Years at UConn Dr. Benson Retires after 40 Years at UConn
    David R. Benson, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology, retired on June 1 after more than 40 years at UConn. Dr. Benson’s distinguished career includes service as Head of the Molecular and Cell Biology Department from 2007-2012. During that time, he oversaw the expansion of the department personnel, doubled undergraduate course enrollment, built administrative protocols and brought […]
    Posted on August 31, 2020

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Keeping it together: structures, functions, and applications of viral decoration proteins
Viruses 

Broadening Participation in Scientific Conferences during the Era of Social Distancing
Trends in Microbiology

Cycloheximide-Producing Streptomyces Associated With Xyleborinus saxesenii and Xyleborus affinis Fungus-Farming Ambrosia Beetles
Front. Microbiol

Mutant ACVR1 arrests glial cell differentiation to drive tumorigenesis in pediatric gliomas.
Cancer Cell

Late-onset megaconial myopathy in mice lacking group I Paks
Skeletal Muscle

Response to comment on 'Palovarotene reduces heterotopic ossification in juvenile FOP mice but exhibits pronounced skeletal toxicity.”
eLife

Adding SNX to the mix: SNX9 drives filopodia biogenesis.
J Cell Biol

Structural and dynamic asymmetry in icosahedrally symmetric virus capsids.
Curr Opin Virol

Editorial overview: Hidden players: microbes reshape the insect niche.
Curr Opin Insect Sci

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

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
Biochemistry

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
Dev. Cell

Spatial heterogeneity of the shorebird gastrointestinal microbiome
Royal Society Open Science

No evidence for phylosymbiosis in western chipmunk species
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