About the Department

Student Announcements

Events & Seminars

  • October 7 at 2:00 pm Sucheta Rinti Mukherjee (Heyer Lab), “Characterization of the Activity and Regulation of Mus81-Mms4/EME1 in Homologous Recombination”, Life Sciences room 1022

  • October 14 at 4:10 pm Dr. Mitchell Singer, Life Sciences room 1022


  • Dominant mutation in new Fanconi anemia gene poisons recombinational DNA repair. Read more here and read the article in Molecular Cell.

  • The Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics is happy to welcome Dr. Samuel Diaz Muñoz, who will start his appointment as Lecturer with the potential for security of employment July 1, 2016.

  • 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.


  • Nullified by a Receiver Domain Missense Substitution. [Stewart]
  • A Dominant Mutation in Human RAD51 Reveals Its Function in DNA Interstrand Crosslink Repair Independent of Homologous Recombination. [Kowlaczy]
  • Regulation of corepressor alternative mRNA splicing by hormonal and metabolic signaling. [Privalsky]

Awards & Fellowships

  • Congratulations to Briana Gregg, a first year BMCDB graduate student in Professor Sean Collins laboratory who was awarded the highly competitive Floyd and Mary Schwall Fellowship in Medical Research for the 2015-18 academic years. (more…)

  • George Bell, a first year BMCDB graduate student in Professor Sean Collins’ laboratory, receives the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2014-15. Congratulations! (more…)