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

 

Professor Barbara Mellone Awarded NIH award

September 5, 2019

MCB Associate Professor Barbara Mellone received a $2.6million R35-MIRA grant from the National Institute of Health to fund her research on an elusive yet vital chromosomal structure that all plant and animal share: the centromere. This five year grant will support research efforts to determine the contribution of DNA repeats and centromere chromatin to the formation and proper function of these structures and to engineer centromeres using Drosophila as a model.

2019 MCB Retreat a Success

August 27, 2019

On Wednesday, August 21, the MCB Department held it’s annual Retreat and Grad Orientation at UConn’s Avery Point Campus. It was a great day including scavenger hunts, trivia games, lunch, poster session, networking with faculty and of course, the awarding of the MCB 2019 Graduate and Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowships. Congratulations to the recipients! These fellowships are made possible by some very generous donors and are offered on a competitive basis to the most highly qualified students. Claire M. Berg Graduate Fellowship in Genetics: Gabrielle Hartley and Katelyn DeNegre, Arthur Chovnick Graduate Fellowship in Genetics: Kate Castellano, Richard C. Crain, Jr. Memorial Fellowship: Aaron Feinstein and Melissa Skoryk, Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship in MCB and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Sarah Goldstein, Jean Lucas-Lenard Special Summer Fellowship in Biochemistry: Anthony Patelunas and Matthew Kearney, Philip I. Marcus Graduate Student Fellowship in Virology: Corynne Dedeo, Pfizer Summer Fellowship in Molecular and Cell Biology: Elizabeth Herder and Virginia King, Antonio H. & Marjorie J. Romano Graduate Education Fellowship: Joshua Gil and Kevin Lee, Todd M. Schuster Award in Molecular and Cell Biology: Liting Liu, Edward A. and Limia H. Khairallah Fellowship: Liming Chen, Sarah McAnulty, and Rambon Shamilov Biohaven, Pharmaceuticals Fellowship: Ala Shaqra View photo gallery 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