MCB News

Maltz-Matyschysk, Graf, Lynes Receive NIH Award

Michele Maltz-Matyschsyk, Joerg Graf, and Michael Lynes recently received an NIH award to support their work to define biomarker signatures of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C, an adverse effect of SARS-CoV2 infection). They will be working together with a consortium of other universities and research institutes in Connecticut and New York.  Their work will measure multiple protein […]

Alder Awarded Reinhard-Frank Foundation Grant

Nathan Alder, along with collaborator Doron Rapaport from the University of Tübingen (Germany), has received an award from the Reinhard-Frank Foundation for research on mitochondria-targeted bioactive compounds. Support from this foundation is designed to advance novel research that builds upon existing research strengths and promotes sustained partnership between participating institutions. The supported research will explore […]

May and Alder Receive Collaborative NIH Grant with Johns Hopkins University

Nathan Alder and Eric May have been awarded an R01 grant from the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as co-investigators on a project led by Steve Claypool at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The project, entitled “An intimate and multifaceted partnership: cardiolipin and the mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier” (R01HL165729), is a […]

Lee, Nyholm and Zweifach Receive SFF Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides financial support up to $2,000 to faculty across all disciplines, on a competitive basis, to promote, support, and enhance the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of faculty at UConn. The Scholarship Facilitation Fund (SFF) is designed to assist faculty in the initiation, completion, or advancement of […]

New Publication from the Nyholm Lab

“Failure To Launch”: Development of a Reproductive Organ Linked to Symbiotic Bacteria. McAnulty SJ, Kerwin AH, Koch E, Nuttall B, Suria AM, Collins AJ, Schleicher TR, Rader BA, Nyholm SV. mBio. 2023 Jan 19:e0213122. doi: 10.1128/mbio.02131-22. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36656023  

MCB Fall ’22 Graduate Travel Award Announced

MCB Department Head, Carol Teschke, recently announced that Patrick Grady has been awarded the Fall ’22 MCB Graduate Travel Award in recognition of his outstanding graduate seminar. This bi-annual award provides support to students for conference attendance to enrich their graduate program study and is offered on a competitive basis to the most highly qualified […]

Antonio H. and Marjorie J. Romano Graduate Education Fund Helps Microbiology Students so they can Continue their Research in the Summer.

Marjorie “Jean” Romano ’77 MA wanted to both honor her late husband and support graduate students conducting summer research. So, she decided to set up a bequest that will supplement a scholarship that she and her husband, Antonio, a UConn biology professor and CLAS dean, established several years ago. Her planned gift will support the […]

MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Anna Tarakanova

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 03:30 PM – 04:30 PMBPB 130 Dr. Anna Terakanova Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering University of Connecticut Host: Eric May Molecular computation for bioengineering The rapid development of high-performance computing has enabled unprecedented advances in the mechanistic understanding of molecular biomaterials. We direct the power of our “computational microscope” […]