About the Department

Student Announcements

Events & Seminars

  • April 22 at 4:10 pm Dr. Javier Arsuaga, “Quantitative methods to study chromatin architecture”, Depts. of Mathematics and MCB, Life Sciences room 1022

  • April 29 at 4:10 pm Dr. Maeli Melotto, Dept. of Plant Sciences, “Cross-kingdom molecular battles in the phyllosphere”, 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…)


  • Reduced Ssy1-Ptr3-Ssy5 (SPS) Signaling Extends Replicative Life Span by Enhancing NAD+ Homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. [Lin]
  • RAD54 family translocases counter genotoxic effects of RAD51 in human tumor cells. [Heyer]
  • Increased Rrm2 gene dosage reduces fragile site breakage and prolongs survival of ATR mutant mice. [Barlow]


Awards & Fellowships

  • Congratulations to Trevor Croft (Lin Lab) and Sucheta Mukherjee (Heyer Lab) who were awarded a 2015-16 Dean’s Mentorship Award, which provides support to graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in the mentorship of undergraduate students, and additional funding to support the research of the undergraduates who are being mentored by that graduate student.

  • Distinguished Professor John Roth receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society for Microbiology (ASM).  Professor Roth will be honored at the 115th ASM General Meeting in New Orleans May 30 – June 2, 2015.  Congratulations!