About the Department

Student Announcements

Events & Seminars

  • April 8 at 4:10 pm Felicia Tsang (Lin Lab), Life Sciences room 1022


  • 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…)


  • RAD54 family translocases counter genotoxic effects of RAD51 in human tumor cells. [Heyer]
  • Systematic Discovery of Human Gene Function and Principles of Modular Organization through Phylogenetic Profiling. [Collins]
  • Integration of chemotaxis, transport and catabolism in Pseudomonas putida and identification of the aromatic acid chemoreceptor PcaY. [Parales]


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!