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.

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  • Arcane Archaea
    The Santago-Martinez lab uses modern approaches to investigate ancient things. -by Stacey Hanlon Cellular life on Earth can be classified into one of three domains: Eukarya (Eukaryota), Bacteria, and Archaea. Though most of us are familiar with species that fall into the Eukaryota and Bacteria domains, those belonging to the Archaea domain are often ignored […]
    Posted on May 20, 2024
  • Announcing the first ‘Picturing MCB’ Image Competition
    In science, there are often times when art and data are indistinguishable. To showcase the beauty of the Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) Department's research and the creativity of its members, we are proud to introduce the first Picturing MCB Image Competition! Anyone associated with the MCB Department may submit an unlimited number of entries […]
    Posted on May 6, 2024
  • 2024 All-Biology Colloquium
    The All-Biology Colloquium was held with great success on Friday, April 26, 2024. The Colloquium showcased undergraduate research occurring in the three Biology departments at UConn. Award winners were celebrated at a reception prior to the graduation ceremonies on May 5. Congratulations to these exceptional students! Biology Director’s Award: Carrie Epstein (PNB) and Alana Grant […]
    Posted on May 6, 2024

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Upcoming Events

  1. Jun 5 MCB Related Proposal: Caroline Vieira Da Silva 2:00pm
  2. Aug 19 New PhD and MS Grad Student Orientation 8:30am
  3. Aug 22 MCB Department Retreat 10:00am
  4. Aug 27 MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Matthew Anderson 3:30pm
  5. Aug 29 MCB PSM Student Orientation 5:00pm
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Recent Publications

Lynes Lab:
Bacterial metallothionein, PmtA, a novel stress protein found on the bacterial surface of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and involved in management of oxidative stress and phagocytosis.

Gogarten Lab:
Neighboring inteins interfere with one another's homing capacity
PNAS Nexus

Lynes Lab:
Extracellular metallothionein as a therapeutic target in the early progression of Type 1 Diabetes

Lynes Lab:
Stress biology: Complexity and multifariousness in health and disease

Teschke Lab:
Bacteriophage P22 SieA-mediated superinfection exclusion

Goldhamer Lab:
Sex as a critical variable in basic and pre-clinical studies of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.

May Lab:
Curvature sensing lipid dynamics in a mitochondrial inner membrane model.
Commun Biol

Heaslip Lab:
F-actin and myosin F control apicoplast elongation dynamics which drive apicoplast-centrosome association inToxoplasma gondii

Representative Publications