Newsletter

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 […]

Associate Professor Jonathan Klassen Receives Funding from UConn’s Research Excellence Program (REP)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) announced that Dr. Klassen’s proposal entitled “Who is Protecting Whom? Defining Defensive Roles in a Multipartite Symbiosis” has been selected for funding of $50,000. The goal of the OVPR’s Research Excellence Program is to provide seed funding to fuel innovative research, scholarship and creative endeavors that […]

Graf Receives 2022 CLAS Faculty Mentoring Award

Joerg Graf has been awarded the CLAS 2022 Faculty Mentoring of Graduate Students Award. The Faculty Mentoring Awards recognize faculty who demonstrate exemplary support, encouragement, and the creation of opportunities to enrich the learning and professional development of others. Awards are given in three categories each year: mentoring of faculty, mentoring of graduate students, and […]