Author: Vining, Susan

MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Binyam Mogessie

Dr. Binyam Mogessie, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow Host: Barbara Mellone “Emerging mechanisms of chromosome segregation in mammalian eggs” Summary: Meiotic chromosome segregation generates fertilizable eggs from immature oocytes. In this talk, I […]

MCB Seminar: Dr. Tara McAllister

Dr. Tara McAllister, Research Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Host: Dr. Kat Milligan-McClellan Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 3:30 PM, BPB 130 “Formidable Phormidium: toxic cyanobacteria in New Zealand rivers” Summary: In this seminar, Dr McAllister will explore the physicochemical factors that lead to toxic benthic cyanobacterial blooms in New Zealand rivers. She […]

MCB Seminar: Dr. Janko Gospocic

Dr. Janko Gospocic, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences, UT Southwestern Medical Center Host: Jelena Erceg “Hormones and High Society: Control of Caste Identity in Ants” Summary: Social insects are exceptional model organisms to study how epigenetic factors and gene regulation modulate neuronal circuitry resulting in specific social behaviors, in […]

Annual MCB Department Retreat

The Annual MCB Department Retreat was held on 8/24/23. In the morning, Department Head Carol Teschke announced the 2023 Summer Fellowship Awards followed by Research Lightning Talks from MCB Assistant Professors Erceg, Hanlon, Heaslip, Milligan-McClellan and Santiago-Martinez. A poster session was held with 21 labs represented. Food trucks provided delicious lunch options and the day […]

MCB PhD Students Awarded Poster Prizes at the 2023 FASEB Summer Research Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis

Josette Nammour (Robinson Lab) won an award for her poster entitled Altered Guanine Nucleotide Binding by the Bacterial Translation Factor BipA Negates Actin Pedestal Formation by Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. Corey Theodore (Campellone Lab) won an award for his poster entitled Cytoskeletal requirements for maintaining lysosomal integrity during autophagy. Both poster awards were sponsored by the […]

MCB Assistant Research Professor Sarah McAnulty Receives ASCB Honorific Award

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) presented MCB Assistant Research Professor and MCB PhD Alumna, Sara McAnulty with their 2023 Public Service Award. The Public Service award honors national leadership and outstanding public service in support of biomedical research or advocacy of sound research policies. McAnulty is the Executive Director for the non-profit organization, […]

Feng, DeNegre and Coulter Receive Conference Participation Awards

The Graduate School offers a Conference Participation Award (previously known as the Doctoral Student Travel Award) to support a student’s ability to present their research at national or international meetings and conferences, including both in-person and virtual events. Yutian Feng, Katelyn DeNegre and Alyssa Coulter each received an award that will be used for participation […]

2022-2023 MCB Outstanding TA Awards

The MCB department is proud to announce that Danielle Arsenault and Brenden Griffith have been named the 2022-2023 Outstanding MCB TAs in recognition of their outstanding contributions, professional dedication to inspiring student learning and commitment to education. Please join us in congratulating Danielle and Brenden on their notable accomplishments!

David Knecht Retirement

The recent retirement of Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology David Knecht might suggest the end of an era in MCB.  David joined our department in 1987 after undergraduate studies and a major in chemistry at Oberlin College, doctoral work in cell biology at the University of Wisconsin/Madison, and postdoctoral work on the molecular and […]