After starting an NSF-funded collaboration with Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Marcy Balunas, Spencer Nyholm, associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, began studying the squid’s specialized reproductive gland, called the accessory nidamental gland, whose function was until then the subject of speculation.
Convening top global experts on diabetes genomics and pathogenesis, the Type 2 Diabetes & Metabolism Symposium will take place on November 14 and 15, 2019 at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Conn.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.