• GO: MCB Announces Election Results
    GO:MCB has announced the results from this year's election including the new position of Chief Diversity Officer: President: Katie Kyle, Vice President: Emily Green; Treasurer: Patrick Grady; Secretary: Sean Gosselin; Outreach Coordinator: Ryan Duggan; Chief Diversity Officer: Khalia Cain; Graduate Representatives: Khalia Cain, Em Ng, Patrick Grady; Alternate Representative: JD Tamucci Congratulations to all the […]
    Posted on July 9, 2020
  • Congratulations from MCB! Years of Service Employee Recognition Congratulations from MCB! Years of Service Employee Recognition
    The following MCB employees have reached important milestones in their service to the state and the University. Though the celebration of these achievements will be delayed until all employees are back working in person on campus, it is important that we recognize and applaud their commitment and dedication to UConn and MCB. Thank you! Celebrating […]
    Posted on July 2, 2020
  • MCB Outstanding TA Awards Announced
    The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology is pleased to announce that Stephen Hesler and Sean Gosselin have been selected as Outstanding MCB TA for 2019-2020. This award recognizes their outstanding contributions, professional dedication to inspiring student learning and their commitment to education. Congratulations!
    Posted on June 26, 2020
  • Dr. James Cole’s Covid-19 Research Featured in UConn Today Dr. James Cole’s Covid-19 Research Featured in UConn Today
    Atomwise Partnership Enables UConn Researcher to Investigate COVID-19 Drug Target University of Connecticut professor of molecular and cell biology James Cole is working on identifying new therapeutics for COVID-19. June 22, 2020 - Anna Zarra Aldrich '20 (CLAS), Office of the Vice President for Research University of Connecticut professor of molecular and cell biology James Cole is […]
    Posted on June 23, 2020
  • Three MCB Students Among the 2020 Biological Undergraduate Research Colloquium Award Winners
    Misbah Aziz (Mellone Lab) received the Outstanding Senior in MCB award, Kelsey Herbert (Campellone Lab) received the Biology Directors Award, and Alyssa Ferreira received the Excellence in Applied Genetics and Technology Award. Assignment of all awards is made by the Biology Honors Committee following the Biology Undergraduate Research Colloquium held annually during the last week […]
    Posted on June 12, 2020

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Recent Publications

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.
Science Direct

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

Targeted De Novo Centromere Formation in Drosophila Reveals Plasticity and Maintenance Potential of CENP-A Chromatin

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.

Diverse deep-sea anglerfishes share a genetically reduced luminous symbiont that is acquired from the environment.

Ambient pH alters the protein content of outer membrane vesicles, driving host development in a beneficial symbiosis.
Journal of Bacteriology

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