- 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.
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) who was awarded a 2015-16 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.
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!