Bacteria are the smallest organisms that scientists agree are alive. But there are even smaller things that parasitize bacteria. UConn microbiologists have been studying a single gene that is a parasite of bacteria, and in the July 26 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they report that while it can hamper […]
Month: August 2016
MCB Faculty, Wolf-Dieter Reiter, retires after 23 years.
Well known for his challenging and invaluable advanced biochemistry course, Dr. Reiter has played a central role in elucidating the biosynthetic pathways of cell wall biosynthesis. His party cake memorialized that fact with an image in green icing of Arabidopsis thaliana, one of the key model systems in this area. Best wishes on your retirement, […]
Adam Zweifach recently received a $950K grant from NIH
The grant is intended to fund the development of an assay that can be used to screen chemical libraries for compounds that enhance the activation of immune cells. If we can find active compounds, they could form the basis of strategies to enhance anti-viral and anti-cancer immunity.
Michael Lynes recently received a $500K Connecticut Biosciences Innovation Fund (CBIF) Award
This award, from Connecticut Innovations, is for work entitled “A Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibody for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease”.