About the Department

Student Announcements

Events & Seminars

  • May 27 at 4:10 pm Dr. Emily Fleming Nuester, Dept. of Biology, CSU Chico, “An iron-oxidizing bacterium’s tangled physiological tale”, Life Sciences room 1022

  • June 3 at 4:10 pm Jonathan Pham (Dawson Lab), “Analysis of transcriptome, metabolome, and lipidome of Giardia intestinal infections reveals consistent phenotypes of giardiasis”, Life Sciences room 1022


  • Congratulations to Associate Professor Su-Ju Lin for her promotion to Full Professor effective July 1, 2015.  The Department is delighted that the campus recognizes her outstanding contributions through her research on NAD metabolism, her stellar teaching, and engaging service as Master Advisor in Microbiology.  Our cheers and compliments to Professor Lin.

  • The Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics is happy to welcome Dr. Miriam Martin, who will start her appointment as Lecturer with the potential for security of employment July 1, 2015.

  • The Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics is proud to welcome 4 new faculty members: Jacqueline Barlow, Sean Collins, Katherine Ralston, and Mariel Vazquez. (more…)


  • Bacterial chemotaxis to xenobiotic chemicals and naturally-occurring analogs. [Parales]
  • Sensor-response regulator interactions in a cross-regulated signal transduction network. [Stewart]
  • Reduced Ssy1-Ptr3-Ssy5 (SPS) Signaling Extends Replicative Life Span by Enhancing NAD+ Homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. [Lin]


Awards & Fellowships

  • Congratulations to Briana Gregg, a first year BMCDB graduate student in Professor Sean Collins laboratory who was awarded the highly competitive Floyd and Mary Schwall Fellowship in Medical Research for the 2015-18 academic years. (more…)

  • George Bell, a first year BMCDB graduate student in Professor Sean Collins’ laboratory, receives the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2014-15. Congratulations! (more…)