- 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.
Events & Seminars
September 22 at 10:00 am: Dr. Yves Pommier (National Cancer Institute), “Targeting Topoisomerase I for cancer: new inhibitors in clinical trials and biomarkers”, Life Sciences room 1022
MIC-291 seminars will resume for Fall Quarter on October 1, 2014.
October 1 at 4:10 pm: Dr. Michi Taga (University of California, Berkeley), “Corrinoids in Communities: Nutrient Sharing in the Microbioal World”, Life Sciences room 1022
Two species of bacteria living on the ocean floor have teamed up in a unique symbiotic relationship to form a critical link in the Earth’s nitrogen cycle, reports a research team that includes Professor Scott Dawson and his graduate student Marissa Hirst. [Full Story]
Awards & Fellowships
Duy Tran, an undergraduate working in Dr. Lifeng Xu’s lab for the past 2 years, was awarded the CBS 2014 Undergraduate Student of the Year. This award is given annually to a graduating senior in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, participation in significant research activities, and involvement in the campus and community. Congratulations!
Trevor Croft (Lin Lab) was selected to receive a 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship that will provide him with 3 years of stipend support. Congratulations!