Month: September 2016

North East Structural Symposium on October 14

The annual North East Structure Symposium (NESS) is devoted on contemporary topics in structural biology. The meeting will be held Friday, October 14 in the Grossman Auditorium, 400 Farmington Ave. on the UConn Health campus with a focus on “New Paradigms in Drug Discovery.” Go to for a list of speakers and registration information.

Rachel O’Neill recently received a $999,999 grant from the NSF. Project Title: Collaborative Research: Impact of a Novel Retrotransposon Expansion on Centromere Function.

Centromeres ensure the correct segregation of chromosomes during cell division and are fundamental to genome evolution. While expansions of DNA within centromeres are known for many species, most centromeres are stable over evolutionary time and are relatively uniform across all centromeres in one genome. Thus, decoupling the equilibration events that occur across chromosomes from the […]