MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Jeremy Rotty

September 21, 2022

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BPB 130

Jeremy Rotty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Uniformed Services University

Host: Ken Campellone

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New Leadership in MCB

September 9, 2022

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 for Undergraduate Research and Education.

Carol Teschke

Dr. Carolyn Teschke, Professor and Department Head


Dr. Victoria Robinson, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head of Graduate Research and Education

Dan Gage

Dr. Daniel Gage, Professor and Associate Head of Undergraduate Research and Education

MCB PSM/PM Orientation

September 8, 2022

First and second year students, program directors and one cohort course instructor Charlie Giardina, Vikki Robinson, Joerg Graf, and Clare Melchiorre. The photo was taken in the new MCB PSM seminar and classroom space in TLS. E Mirkin credit.

The MCB Professional Science Master's Program held their Fall Orientation on Thursday, 9/1. The event went well with all students enthusiastic and energetic. Best wishes for a great year!!

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

August 30, 2022

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, such as exposure to oxygen and nutritional starvation. His research goal is to understand the function of anaerobic microorganisms in biogeochemical cycles and host-associated microbiomes. He is also interested in bringing up-to-date knowledge of archaea to the classrooms and outreach activities, as well as promoting more inclusive science through mentoring activities and service initiatives.

MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Lawrence David

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

August 16, 2022

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 Medical Sciences (NIGMS). This award will support research in the Erceg Lab on genome folding and regulation over the next 5 years.

The title of the funded project is “Genome Folding and Regulation in Diploid Multicellular Organisms”

About the research and why it is important

MIRA provides support for the research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding by providing investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity and the chances for important breakthroughs. The program will also help distribute funding more widely among the nation's highly talented and promising investigators.