- 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
March 11 at 2:10 pm: Dr. Henning Stahlberg (University of Basel, Switzerland), “Structural investigations of single cells and their molecular components by high-resolution electron microscopy: From Potassium Channels to Parkinson’s Disease”, Life Sciences room 1022
March 12 at 4:10 pm: Narine Arabyan (Weimer Lab), “Glycan degradation during Salmonella enterica spp. enterica sv Typhimurium infection”, 1022 Life Sciences
March 18 at 3:00 pm: Joseph Pitula (University of Maryland Eastern Shore), “PEPCK-2, a Novel Gluconeogenic Enzyme from Leishmania tarentolae”, 1022 Life Sciences, 3 pm
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]
- Growth of Myxococcus xanthus in continuous flow cell bioreactors as a method for studying development. [Singer]
- The HAMP signal-conversion domain: static two-state or dynamic three-state?. [Stewart]
- The two major isoforms of thyroid hormone receptor, TRα1 and TRβ1, preferentially partner with distinct panels of auxiliary proteins. [Privalsky]
Awards & Fellowships
Sumit Sandhu (Hunter Lab) was selected to the T32 postdoctoral training program in Oncogenic Signals and Chromosome Biology. Congratulations!
Victoria Myers, an undergraduate student working in Dr. Su-Ju Lin’s lab, was awarded a President’s Undergraduate Fellowship for 2013-14. Victoria, who has been working in the Lin lab since 2012 as a BUSP Scholar, was also selected to participate in the Biology Scholars Advanced Research Program for 2013-14 (BSHARP). Victoria’s graduate student mentor in the Lin lab is Felicia Tsang.