- 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.
December 2 at 4:10 pm Dr. Katherine Ralston “Amoebic trogocytosis and human cell killing by Entamoeba histolytica”, Life Sciences room 1022
Professor Mariel Vaquez is featured in two YouTube videos on the topic of DNA Topology: 1) The Shape of DNA (The amazing knots, twists and turns inside our cells), and 2) How DNA unties its own knots (How “Pac-Man” unties knots in our DNA).
Congratulations to Research Professor Emeritus Jack Meeks, who received the Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship award. The annual award supports emeriti in their continuing research, teaching, and/or public service. Professor Meeks’ research project is “Microscopic Documentation of Protein Localization and Motility Behavior in Filaments of the Symbiotic Cyanobacterium N. punctiforme”.
- Imaging and energetics of single SSB-ssDNA molecules reveal intramolecular condensation and insight into RecOR function. [Kowalczykowski]
- Metabolic functions of Pseudomonas fluorescens strains from Populus deltoides depend on rhizosphere or endosphere isolation compartment. [Parales]
- Nullified by a Receiver Domain Missense Substitution. [Stewart]
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…)