The following MCB undergraduates were named 2022 University Scholars (of 17). University Scholars is a prestigious UConn undergraduate program in which students design and pursue in-depth research or a creative project and craft a learning plan that supports their interests and academic goals during their final 3 semesters. Awardee projects demonstrate exceptional breadth and/or depth […]
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Professor Wolf-Dieter Reiter. Dr. Reiter was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut after his retirement in 2016. Wolf-Dieter was an integral part of the Department, contributing to the teaching and research mission of the University. He […]
The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) has recognized professors Stacey Hanlon, Eric May and Carol Teschke for their work mentoring students through the process of developing proposals and submitting applications for eligible awards. The National Fellowships Incentive Program (NFIP) works to build a stronger student and faculty culture around applying for prestigious, nationally […]
The Marth Award was established by the UConn AAUP to recognize the leadership and dedication of Edward Marth, former Executive Director of the UConn AAUP Chapter, and to encourage and reward outstanding mentoring of graduate students by UConn Graduate Faculty members. It is awarded annually to a faculty member with an extraordinary record of excellence […]
MCB presented the 2021 Khairallah Symposium on Tuesday, November 16. This year’s guest speaker was Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo, Professor of Developmental and Molecular Biology and of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and co-director of the Einstein Institute for Aging Studies. Faculty and students filled the lecture hall for the in-person event and were […]
Scholarships of $5000 or more are offered in memory of Paul L. Drotch, class of 1957. This competition is open to UConn undergraduates in Biology including Biological Sciences, EEB, MCB, PNB and Structural Biology and Biophysics who have demonstrated both financial need and outstanding scholarship and who have completed a minimum of 3 and a […]
Professor Charles Giardina, University of Connecticut, has been elected a 2021 Senior Fellow by the CSSI Executive Council. Giardina is a founding member of the Cell Stress and Chaperones Board of Reviewing Editors. He has done a record eighty reviews and is coauthor on six articles in our Journal as well.
MCB Emeritus Professor Emory H. Braswell died September 27, 2021, leaving his wife Frima Braswell, three grown children and five grandchildren. Dr. Braswell started his career at UConn in 1962 in the Department of Chemistry. In 1967 he transferred to the Biochemistry and Biophysics Section of the Biological Sciences Group, the common ancestor of the […]
UConn Today recently published a story highlighting professors Patricia Rossi and Spencer Nyholm and their course, MCB 2612: Microbe Hunters. View article in UConn Today
Nyholm lab published Nature Reviews Microbiology, ” A lasting symbiosis: how the Hawaiian bobtail squid finds and keeps its bioluminescent bacterial partner” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41579-021-00567-y and Nature Reviews Microbiology Special Symbiosis Edition featured the squid from that review for the cover!