About the Department

Student Announcements

Events & Seminars

  • January 28 at 4:10 pm Dr. Jawdat Al-Bassam (MCB Dept.), “Mechanisms of tubulin dimer biogenesis regulation and their impact on the dynamics of the microtubule cytoskeleton”, Life Sciences room 1022

  • February 4 at 4:10 pm Dr. Anne Dekas (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), “Benthic marine nitrogen fixation from methane seeps to whale falls: who, where, why, and how much?” Life Sciences room 1022


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


  • Selection for Growth on 3-Nitrotoluene by 2-Nitrotoluene-Utilizing Acidovorax sp. Strain JS42 Identifies Nitroarene Dioxygenases with Altered Specificities. [Parales]
  • RecQ helicase and RecJ nuclease provide complementary functions to resect DNA for homologous recombination. [Kowalczykowski]
  • Alteration of NCoR corepressor splicing in mice causes increased body weight and hepatosteatosis without glucose intolerance. [Privalsky]


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!