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 […]

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 […]

Three MCB Students Among the 2020 Biological Undergraduate Research Colloquium Award Winners

Misbah Aziz (Mellone Lab) received the Outstanding Senior in MCB award, Kelsey Herbert (Campellone Lab) received the Biology Directors Award, and Alyssa Ferreira received the Excellence in Applied Genetics and Technology Award. Assignment of all awards is made by the Biology Honors Committee following the Biology Undergraduate Research Colloquium held annually during the last week […]

Two MCB Faculty Awarded 2020 Microbiome Research Seed Grants

The Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR) recently announced the award decisions for the UConn Microbiome Research Seed Grant Program. Jonathan Klassen, Metal-Binding Antimicrobial Peptide Mediation of a Fungus-Growing Ant Symbiosis, Co-PI: Alfredo Angeles-Boza and Mark Peczuh, Chemistry, Characterizing the Role of Siderophores in the Euprymna Scolopes – Vibrio Fischeri Symbiosis Co-PI: Spencer Nyholm were among the […]

MCB students Taylor Domingue and Sumeet Kadian 20/21 Werth Innovators!

Congratulations to MCB students Taylor Domingue and Sumeet Kadian on becoming 2020-2021 Werth Innovators! Werth Innovators are student ambassadors for entrepreneurship and innovation at UConn who play a central role in building interest and participation in a wide range of programs. They are selected annually from a pool of freshmen applicants based upon their innovative […]

Dr. Nathan Alder’s Research Featured in UConn Today

Researchers Explore Potential Treatment for Mitochondrial Diseases UConn researchers are studying a group of compounds that could protect mitochondria in ways that might prevent devastating illnesses like muscular dystrophy and ALS.   (Getty Images) May 28, 2020 – Kim Krieger – UConn Communications Huntington’s. Parkinson’s. Muscular dystrophy. Lou Gehrig’s. These diseases share a common cause that devastatingly robs […]

Congratulations MCB SURF Award Winners!

The following MCB Undergraduate students received 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fund awards in support of their summer undergraduate research projects. All SURF projects will be pursued remotely this summer in accordance with restrictions on undergraduate research due to COVID-19. Please note that the project titles listed reflect the original projects proposed. Akriti Bhattarai ’21 (Molecular […]