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News & Awards

  • Congratulations to Professor Neil Hunter and Chris Nosala (Graduate Student with Professor Scott Dawson) for being awarded the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research/Mentoring Undergraduate Research. [Article]  Two out of four 2018 awards went to the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics showing our dedication to mentoring undergraduate students in research.

  • Congratulations to Priya Shah for being awarded the Murray B Gardner Junior Faculty Research Fellowship from the Center for Comparative Medicine, to establish a zebrafish model to unravel mechanisms of Zika virus-associated microcephaly.

  • Passion for Research Leads to Baskin Award for Benjamin Mallory [Article]


  • Sociovirology: Conflict, Cooperation, and Communication among Viruses. [Diaz-Munoz]
  • Pathways of DNA unlinking: A story of stepwise simplification. [Vazquez]
  • Multi-invasions Are Recombination Byproducts that Induce Chromosomal Rearrangements. [Heyer]