- 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.
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]