Newsletter

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 Assistant Professor Milligan-McClellan Receives Science Diversity Leadership Award

MCB Assistant Professor Kat Milligan-McClellan has been awarded a Science Diversity Leadership Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). The award is a result of a partnership between CZI and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Science Diversity Leadership Program. The program aims to recognize and further the leadership of excellent biomedical researchers […]

New Leadership in MCB

Dr. Carolyn Teschke has accepted the role of MCB department head and will serve in that position for the next five years.  She is joined in the new administrative structure by Dr. Victoria Robinson, who will serve as Associate head for Graduate Research and Education, and Dr. Daniel Gage, who will serve as Associate head […]

MCB Welcomes new Assistant Professor, Michel Santiago-Martinez (Geo)

Michel Giovanni Santiago-Martinez (Geo) has joined the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology as an assistant professor. Santiago-Martinez is a microbiologist from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and The Pennsylvania State University. He is interested in the ecophysiology of archaea and anaerobic bacteria, and how energy status influences their ability to resist environmental stress conditions, […]

Dr. Jelena Erceg receives R35 MIRA Award to Fund Research on Genome Folding and Regulation

Assistant Professor Jelena Erceg (Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, CLAS & Institute for Systems Genomics, joint appointment also with the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health) has received a prestigious R35 Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Institute of General […]