- Current faculty members utilize molecular genetics to study the biology of individual microbes and also use microbial and non-microbial models for the study of specific cellular processes, including recombination, stress responses, aging, cancer, DNA repair, and mutagenesis.
Events & Seminars
Two species of bacteria living on the ocean floor have teamed up in a unique symbiotic relationship to form a critical link in the Earth’s nitrogen cycle, reports a research team that includes Professor Scott Dawson and his graduate student Marissa Hirst. [Full Story]
- Regulation of Yersinia protein kinase A (YpkA) Kinase Activity by Multisite Autophosphorylation and Identification of an Amino-terminal Substrate-binding Domain in YpkA. [Navarro]
- YCL047C/POF1 is a Novel Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Adenylyltransferase (NMNAT) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. [Lin]
- The Mus81-Mms4 structure-selective endonuclease requires nicked DNA junctions to undergo conformational changes and bend its DNA substrates for cleavage. [Heyer]
Awards & Fellowships
Duy Tran, an undergraduate working in Dr. Lifeng Xu’s lab for the past 2 years, was awarded the CBS 2014 Undergraduate Student of the Year. This award is given annually to a graduating senior in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, participation in significant research activities, and involvement in the campus and community. Congratulations!
Trevor Croft (Lin Lab) was selected to receive a 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship that will provide him with 3 years of stipend support. Congratulations!