2019 MCB Commencement Reception and Awards

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 […]

David Goldhamer awarded an NIH R01 grant for $2.2M to study Regulation of Satellite Cell Development, Programming and Differentiation by Myogenic Factors

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has awarded David Goldhamer, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology a $2.2 million, 5-year award to study Satellite cells. Satellite cells are responsible for the marked regenerative capacity of skeletal muscle. Although these stem cells were discovered more than 50 years ago, the molecular mechanisms that […]

Two MCB Researchers Receive UConn Funding for Covid 19 Related Research

James Cole and Rachel O’Neill among five UConn researchers awarded internal funding to support researchers who are using their expertise to find new solutions to address the Covid-10 pandemic The program will award up to $50,000 to recipients. Dr. James Cole received $43,439, Targeting the Endoribonuclease of Coronaviruses, Co-PIs: Mark Peczuh, Chemistry Dr. Rachel O’Neill was […]

Dr. Benson Retires after 40 Years at UConn

David R. Benson, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology, retired on June 1 after more than 40 years at UConn. Dr. Benson’s distinguished career includes service as Head of the Molecular and Cell Biology Department from 2007-2012. During that time, he oversaw the expansion of the department personnel, doubled undergraduate course enrollment, built administrative protocols and brought […]

GO: MCB Announces Election Results

GO:MCB has announced the results from this year’s election including the new position of Chief Diversity Officer: President: Katie Kyle, Vice President: Emily Green; Treasurer: Patrick Grady; Secretary: Sean Gosselin; Outreach Coordinator: Ryan Duggan; Chief Diversity Officer: Khalia Cain; Graduate Representatives: Khalia Cain, Em Ng, Patrick Grady; Alternate Representative: JD Tamucci Congratulations to all the […]

MCB Outstanding TA Awards Announced

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology is pleased to announce that Stephen Hesler and Sean Gosselin have been selected as Outstanding MCB TA for 2019-2020. This award recognizes their outstanding contributions, professional dedication to inspiring student learning and their commitment to education. Congratulations!

Dr. James Cole’s Covid-19 Research Featured in UConn Today

Atomwise Partnership Enables UConn Researcher to Investigate COVID-19 Drug Target University of Connecticut professor of molecular and cell biology James Cole is working on identifying new therapeutics for COVID-19. June 22, 2020 – Anna Zarra Aldrich ’20 (CLAS), Office of the Vice President for Research University of Connecticut professor of molecular and cell biology James Cole is […]