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  • MCB PSM Announces Two Summer Session Courses MCB PSM Announces Two Summer Session Courses
    MCB 5670-02 Theory and Practice of Laboratory Techniques in Microbiology – Bacterial DNA & RNA Isolation and Quality Control MCB 5671-02 Advanced Theory and Practice of Laboratory Techniques in Microbiology – Characterization of Microbial Communities by 16S rRNA gene sequencing
    Posted on April 9, 2020
  • Dr. Rachel O’Neill Inducted Into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering Dr. Rachel O’Neill Inducted Into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
    Rachel J. O’Neill, Institute for Systems Genomics, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Genetics and Genome Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) for 2020.  According to CASE, election to the Academy is based on the applicant’s scientific and engineering distinction, achieved through significant contributions […]
    Posted on March 24, 2020
  • MCB Alum Jeehee Youn Elected President of Korean Assoc. of Immunologists MCB Alum Jeehee Youn Elected President of Korean Assoc. of Immunologists
    Dr. Jeehee Youn, who earned her Ph.D. in Michael Lynes’ laboratory in 1996, was recently elected President of the Korean Association of Immunologists (KAI) for 2021.  She currently serves as vice president of that scientific society.  Dr. Youn is shown here at the far right in a photo of her lab group during a visit […]
    Posted on March 19, 2020
  • MCB Announces 2020 Summer Fellowship Awards
    Congratulations to the following MCB students - they have been awarded 2020 graduate and undergraduate summer fellowships: Claire M. Berg Graduate Fellowship in Genetics - Nadine Lebek and Lauren Wainman Arthur Chovnick Graduate Fellowship in Genetics - Luke Wojenski Richard C. Crain, Jr. Memorial Fellowship - Wayne Mitchell Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship in MCB and Pharmaceutical Sciences […]
    Posted on March 18, 2020

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  1. Apr 10 ONLINE MCB Research Seminar: Yutian Feng12:20pm
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  4. Apr 15 CANCELLED: 6th Annual Distinguished Microbiologist Seminar and Microbiome Symposium 2:00pm
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  6. Apr 17 ONLINE MCB Research Seminar: Kearney12:20pm
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Markov State Model of Lassa Virus Nucleoprotein Reveals Large Structural Changes during the Trimer to Monomer Transition
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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
ScienceDirect

Spatial heterogeneity of the shorebird gastrointestinal microbiome
Royal Society Open Science

No evidence for phylosymbiosis in western chipmunk species
FEMS Microbiology Ecology

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
Protein Science

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