Author: Jessica Williamson

SEA-PHAGES at UConn

UConn has been selected to join the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) program in the 11th cohort of schools. MCB faculty Carol Teschke, Simon White, Peter Gogarten and Noah Reid applied to be part of the program, in which first or second year undergraduates participate […]

John Malone has been invited to the United Nations Economic and Social Council to participate in the 2018 ESCOSOC forum!

Dr. Malone is part of the delegation of the Global Young Academy and UNESCO and has contributed to development of the concept note for SD17: The use of science, technology, and innovations in facilitating youth engagement, development, and resilience. Dr. Malone will participate in the panel discussions both days. The forum (The role of youth […]

The UConn MCB Professional Science Masters (PSM) programs are participants in a program funded by the CT Innovations Higher Education Initiative.

The “Partnership for Innovation and Education” project will integrate educational endeavors of a number of Connecticut academic institutions with the goal of educating and training students for careers in biotechnology. A major benefit of the program is the availability of financial support for internships (30-40 in total), which will facilitate student training and provide important […]

Eric May has just been notified that he is one of four recipients of “The OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry” by the American Chemical Society.

The other three awardees are from MIT (one in Chemical Engineering and one from the Department of Chemistry), and one from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemistry. The award will be presented at the ACS annual meeting in New Orleans this March 2018.

Congratulations to Rachel O’Neill, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, on her appointment as Director of the Institute for Systems Genomics (ISG).

The ISG was founded to facilitate and expand genomic research at UConn and has recently celebrated its 5th year at a symposium which featured, among other renown genomicists, Eric Greene, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute as the keynote speaker. Dr. O’Neill is a genomicist studying how genomes of diverse organisms maintain their […]