- 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
April 23 at 4:10 pm: Dr. Jon Zehr (UC Santa Cruz), “Free-living and Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in the Oceans”, Life Sciences room 1022
April 29 at 3:00 pm: Dr. Lotte Sogaard-Andersen (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology), “Regulation of cell division in Myxococcus xanthus”, Life Sciences room 1022
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]
- The ability of thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) to sense T4 (3,5,3′,5′-tetraiodo-thyronine) as an agonist depends on receptor isoform and on cellular cofactors. [Privalsky]
- 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]
Awards & Fellowships
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!
Congratulations to Felicia Tsang (Lin Lab) who was awarded a 2013-14 CBS Dean’s Mentorship Award, which provides support to a graduate student who has 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.