• MCB PhD Candidate Kate Castellano Receives 2020 GIGA Fellowship MCB PhD Candidate Kate Castellano Receives 2020 GIGA Fellowship
    The Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA) has announced that Kate Castellano has received the inaugural GIGA Fellowship in Invertebrate Genomics 2020 Award. GIGA is dedicated to promoting resources and standards that will facilitate comparative approaches and collaborations for future generations. About Kate GIGA stated, “With these objectives in mind, we are excited to see Kate’s […]
    Posted on December 21, 2020
  • Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre featured in Indigenous at UConn Video Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre featured in Indigenous at UConn Video
    MCB Assistant Professor, Kat Milligan-Myhre was featured in a recent video, Indigenous at UConn, created by UConn Native American Cultural Programs. In the video,  Milligan-Mhyre speaks about both her culture and her science.
    Posted on December 2, 2020
  • “Honk if you Love Squid” MCB’s Sarah McAnulty and her Squidmobile Get Noticed “Honk if you Love Squid” MCB’s Sarah McAnulty and her Squidmobile Get Noticed
    Assistant Research Professor, Sarah McAnulty, was recently featured in an article, "When you text the Squidmobile, this Fishtown scientist texts back squid words of wisdom" in the Philadelphia Inquirer. When squid biologist Sarah McAnulty decided to cover her Toyota RAV4 with paintings of squid and write the words “WANT A SQUID FACT? Text 9-RUNG-SQUID” on […]
    Posted on November 30, 2020
  • Alder Research Group Receives Multiple Grant Awards Alder Research Group Receives Multiple Grant Awards
    The Alder Lab, Nathan Alder PI, was recently awarded three substantial grants. The first, a grant from the National Institute on Aging, (R01AG065879), "First-in-class Peptide Therapeutics for Mitochondrial Disorders: Molecular Mechanism of Action and Optimization of Design." This five-year R01 for $2.5M is focused on investigating the molecular basis by which mitochondria-targeted peptide compounds interact […]
    Posted on October 28, 2020

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Recent Publications

Probing Interdomain Linkers and Protein Supertertiary Structure In Vitro and in Live Cells with Fluorescent Protein Resonance Energy Transfer
J Molec Bio

Pseudonocardia symbionts of fungus-growing ants and the evolution of defensive secondary metabolism Front.
Front. Microbiol

Reduction of elevated proton leak rejuvenates mitochondria in the aged cardiomyocyte.

An apparatus for rapid and nondestructive comparasin of masks and respirators
Rev. Sci. Instrum.

Biocompatible Cantilevers for Mechanical Characterization of Zebrafish Embryos using Image Analysis

Draft Genome Sequence of Spiroplasma platyhelix ATCC 51748,isolated from a Dragonfly.
Microbiol. Res. Announc.

A genomic catalog of Earth’s microbiomes.
Nat Biotechnol

Development and patterning of rib primordia are dependent on associated musculature.
Dev. Biol

The mitochondria-targeted peptide SS-31 binds lipid bilayers and modulates surface electrostatics as a key component of its mechanism of action.
Journal of Biological Chemistry 

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

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.”

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

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

Evolutionary signal in the gut microbiomes of 74 bird species from Equatorial Guinea
Molecular Ecology

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