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 […]
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. Read More
MCB Professor Barbara Mellone featured in UConn Today Read More
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. Read More
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 […]
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 […]
Nidhi Vijayan, Nyholm Lab, tweeted a movie she took of baby bobtail squid and Scientific America deemed it one of last week’s best science GIFs Watch 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 […]
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.