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.

Fall 2023 MCB M.S. Applications being Accepted NOW! Deadline: February 15, 2023


  • Maltz-Matyschysk, Graf, Lynes Receive NIH Award
    Michele Maltz-Matyschsyk, Joerg Graf, and Michael Lynes recently received an NIH award to support their work to define biomarker signatures of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C, an adverse effect of SARS-CoV2 infection). They will be working together with a consortium of other universities and research institutes in Connecticut and New York.  Their work will measure multiple protein […]
    Posted on February 6, 2023
  • Alder Awarded Reinhard-Frank Foundation Grant Alder Awarded Reinhard-Frank Foundation Grant
    Nathan Alder, along with collaborator Doron Rapaport from the University of Tübingen (Germany), has received an award from the Reinhard-Frank Foundation for research on mitochondria-targeted bioactive compounds. Support from this foundation is designed to advance novel research that builds upon existing research strengths and promotes sustained partnership between participating institutions. The supported research will explore […]
    Posted on February 2, 2023
  • May and Alder Receive Collaborative NIH Grant with Johns Hopkins University
    Nathan Alder and Eric May have been awarded an R01 grant from the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as co-investigators on a project led by Steve Claypool at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The project, entitled “An intimate and multifaceted partnership: cardiolipin and the mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier” (R01HL165729), is a […]
    Posted on February 2, 2023
  • Lee, Nyholm and Zweifach Receive SFF Awards
    The Office of the Vice President for Research provides financial support up to $2,000 to faculty across all disciplines, on a competitive basis, to promote, support, and enhance the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of faculty at UConn. The Scholarship Facilitation Fund (SFF) is designed to assist faculty in the initiation, completion, or advancement of […]
    Posted on January 31, 2023
  • New Publication from the Campellone Lab
    Genomic instability caused by Arp2/3 complex inactivation results in micronucleus biogenesis and cellular senescence. Haarer EL, Theodore CJ, Guo S, Frier RB, and Campellone KG. PLoS Genetics 2023. 19(1):e1010045. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1010045.
    Posted on January 31, 2023

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Upcoming Events

  1. Feb 9 MCB Cell and Developmental Biology Journal Club12:30pm
  2. Feb 9 EEB Seminar: Mercedes Burns (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)3:30pm
  3. Feb 10 MCB Dissertation Defense: Didem Ozcan Tezgin10:00am
  4. Feb 10 MCB Research in Progress Seminar: Corey Theodore12:20pm
  5. Feb 10 CANCELED - MCB Faculty Meeting1:30pm
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Recent Publications

Campellone Lab:
Genomic instability caused by Arp2/3 complex inactivation results in micronucleus biogenesis and cellular senescence.
PLos Genet.

Nyholm Lab:
"Failure To Launch": Development of a Reproductive Organ Linked to Symbiotic Bacteria

Gogarten Lab:
A structural dendrogram of the actinobacteriophage major capsid proteins provides important structural insights into the evolution of capsid stability

Giardina Lab:
Incorporation of 53BP1 into phase-separated bodies in cancer cells during aberrant mitosis
J Cell Sci

Hird Lab:
Multiomics Characterization of the Canada Goose Fecal Microbiome Reveals Selective Efficacy of Simulated Metagenomes.
Microbiol Spectr.

Hanlon Lab:
When it comes to genetics, cheaters do prosper
Chromosome Res

Graf Lab:
Draft Genome Sequence of Plesiomonas shigelloides MD22D9, Isolated from the Digestive Tract of Macrobdella decora
Microbiol Resour Announc.

Teschke Lab:
High-resolution cryo-EM structure of the Shigella virus Sf6 genome delivery tail machine
Sci Adv

Representative Publications