2019 MCB Commencement Reception and Awards

May 14, 2019

The 2019 UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate graduation took place at Gampel Pavilion on Sunday, May 12.

Following commencement, the Molecular and Cell Biology Department hosted the annual reception for graduating seniors in biology.

Awards were given out to students in the 4 areas of concentration. Dr. Michael Lynes, head of MCB handed out awards to Brian Aguilera and Jennifer Messina for Outstanding Senior in MCB. Kevin Lee and Tony Patelunas each received an award for Outstanding TA award.

See the photo album here

 

John Malone Awarded a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

August 20, 2019

AAAS Announces John Malone of the University of Connecticut and Global Young Academy as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

Washington DC (20 August 2019) — John Malone of the University of Connecticut has been awarded a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) with a placement at the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Department of State.

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MCB Fall Seminar Series Speakers Announced

August 19, 2019

The Fall 2019 Molecular and Cell Biology Seminar Series runs every Tuesday, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in BPB 130. Refreshments are available in the BPB lobby at 3:15.

 

Anthony Patelunas Awarded Fall 2019 Doctoral Student Travel Fellowship

August 5, 2019

MCB is proud to announce that Anthony Patelunas has been awarded a Fall 2019 Doctoral Student Travel Fellowship by UConn the Graduate School. This bi-annual award provides support to students for conference attendance to enrich their graduate program study. Anthony is a member of the Goldhamer Lab.

Cory Jubinville Awarded Fall 2019 Doctoral Student Travel Fellowship

MCB is proud to announce that Cory Jubinville has been awarded a Fall 2019 Doctoral Student Travel Fellowship by UConn the Graduate School. This bi-annual award provides support to students for conference attendance to enrich their graduate program study. Cory is a member of the Goldhamer Lab.

Corynne Dedeo Awarded Fall 2019 Doctoral Student Travel Fellowship

August 1, 2019

MCB is proud to announce that Corynne Dedeo has been awarded a Fall 2019 Doctoral Student Travel Fellowship by UConn the Graduate School. This bi-annual award provides support to students for conference attendance to enrich their graduate program study. Corynne is a member of the Teschke Lab.

UConn Today Highlights SURF Award Winner Grace Nichols ’20

July 25, 2019

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SURF student Grace Nichols '20 (CLAS) using software to measure response rates of mice with hopes of understanding Tinnitus. June 27, 2019. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Nichols , a Rising Senior majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology, is performing research at UConn Health this summer by using a mouse model to identify the types of sound stimuli that are more likely to induce tinnitus, a medical condition characterized by the perception of a sound that is not really there. Read full article in UConn Today

Announcing the New Executive Board of GO:MCB

July 16, 2019

Congratulations to the new executive board of GO:MCB for the 2019-2020 academic year!

President – Kathleen Kyle
Vice President – Irio Schiano
Treasurer – Patrick Grady
Secretary – Jacob Kellermeier
Outreach Coordinator – Meghan Wyatt

Horseshoe Crabs – The Fortunate Ones?

July 15, 2019

The horseshoe crab has persisted, unchanged, for hundreds of millions of years. But now, its survival is threatened by the harvesting of its prized baby-blue blood. A team at UConn seeks to map its DNA and save it from extinction.  Dr. O’Neill, graduate student Kate Castellano and colleagues are mapping a full assembly of the horseshoe crab’s DNA. (more…)

Researchers are the New Influencer

July 8, 2019

Social media is revolutionizing how scientists interact with the public
“One of the goals for my science communication, and my career, is to help people connect with sources of information that they can trust.” – Sarah McAnulty

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An Evolutionary Rescue in Polluted Waters

May 15, 2019

“We know that rapid adaptive evolution can happen in response to human-caused environmental change but we don’t have a great understanding of what factors facilitate it,” says Noah Reid, UConn research assistant professor in molecular and cell biology and a co-author. 

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