Month: August 2022

MCB Welcomes new Assistant Professor, Michel Santiago-Martinez (Geo)

Michel Giovanni Santiago-Martinez (Geo) has joined the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology as an assistant professor. Santiago-Martinez is a microbiologist from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and The Pennsylvania State University. He is interested in the ecophysiology of archaea and anaerobic bacteria, and how energy status influences their ability to resist environmental stress conditions, […]

MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Lawrence David

Please join us for our first MCB Seminar of the semester! Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM BPB 130 Dr. Lawrence David, Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University Host: Kat Milligan-McClellan “Nutrient limitation and the gut microbiome” Summary: How does diet shape gut microbial ecology across mammals? Bio: Dr. Lawrence […]

Dr. Jelena Erceg receives R35 MIRA Award to Fund Research on Genome Folding and Regulation

Assistant Professor Jelena Erceg (Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, CLAS & Institute for Systems Genomics, joint appointment also with the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health) has received a prestigious R35 Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Institute of General […]

Associate Professor Jonathan Klassen Receives Funding from UConn’s Research Excellence Program (REP)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) announced that Dr. Klassen’s proposal entitled “Who is Protecting Whom? Defining Defensive Roles in a Multipartite Symbiosis” has been selected for funding of $50,000. The goal of the OVPR’s Research Excellence Program is to provide seed funding to fuel innovative research, scholarship and creative endeavors that […]