Author: Vining, Susan

Internship Opportunity – Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

Biohaven Pharmaceuticals is a clinical/commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company located in New Haven, CT that is engaged in developing a portfolio of innovative, late-stage therapeutic candidate molecules that target, neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, including rare disorders. They have new programs that reach into areas including migraine headache, inflammation and neurodegeneration. Biohaven runs a novel summer internship program […]

Fake Centromeres Make-and Break-a Chromosome

The Mellone Lab was featured in UConn Today – UConn cell biologist Barbara Mellone, her student Jason Palladino, and colleagues report in the cover article of the 10 February issue of Developmental Cell that they were able to make fake centromeres that fooled cells into rearranging their chromosomes.     Fluorescence images of mitotic cells with de […]

Not Only Adorable: Squid Open Up New Antimicrobial Drug Possibilities

After starting an NSF-funded collaboration with Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Marcy Balunas, Spencer Nyholm, associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology,  began studying the squid’s specialized reproductive gland, called the accessory nidamental gland, whose function was until then the subject of speculation. Read full article in UConn Today

Professor Barbara Mellone Awarded NIH award

MCB Associate Professor Barbara Mellone received a $2.6million R35-MIRA grant from the National Institute of Health to fund her research on an elusive yet vital chromosomal structure that all plant and animal share: the centromere. This five year grant will support research efforts to determine the contribution of DNA repeats and centromere chromatin to the […]