Take a look at all of the amazing accomplishments our wonderful undergrads have been making recently![Read More]
About our Research
The Heaslip lab is focused on understanding the biology of human pathogen Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite and the causative agent of Toxoplasmosis.
T. gondii is transmitted to humans through consumption of raw or undercooked meat or ingestion of oocysts from soil or litter boxes in which infected cats have defecated.
Approximately 1 in 5 people worldwide are chronically infected with the parasite. Although infections in immune competent individuals are often asymptomatic, T. gondii causes life-threatening disease in immunocompromised persons. Additionally, if acute infection occurs during pregnancy, the parasite can be transmitted to the fetus causing blindness, brain damage or death.
ONLINE MCB Research Seminar: Yutian Feng12:20pm
Friday, April 10th, 2020
12:20 PM - 01:20 PM
Storrs Campus ONLINEMCB Research Seminar
Yutian Feng, Gogarten Lab
"Evolutionary placement and phylogenomic conflicts of the Nanohaloarchaea."
Use this link to reach blackboard collaborate for seminar.
The session will start on Friday’s at 12.20- Presenters, participants can dial in 30 minutes before hand to check connections
Audience can also dial in to listen as follows:
+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 341 071 9619
Contact Information: email@example.comMore
MCB Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Sarah Goldstein1:30pm
Friday, April 10th, 2020
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Storrs Campus https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/j.php?MTID=m0dcb3ed0c5604bab9a3bc517db4249aaMicrobiology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Connecticut
Oral Dissertation Defense for the Doctoral Degree of
Sarah Lauren Goldstein
B.A. Connecticut College, 2013
M.B.A. University of Connecticut, 2019
Exploring the Genomic Diversity of the Trachymyrmex septentrionalis-associated Pseudonocardia Symbiont
April 10th, 2020
Major Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Klassen
Associate Advisor: Dr. Joerg Graf
Associate Advisor: Dr. Marcy Balunas
Examiner: Dr. Spencer Nyholm
Examiner: Dr. Sarah Hird
Working copy of the dissertation can be found at:
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.orgMore
- Apr 14 CANCELLED - MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Mark Silby3:30pm
CANCELLED: 6th Annual Distinguished Microbiologist Seminar and Microbiome Symposium 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
02:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Storrs Campus BPB 130We would like to invite you, your students, postdocs and staff to our 6th Annual Distinguished Microbiologist Seminar and Microbiome Symposium. The goal of this event is to bring the microbiologists from UConn departments and campuses together to interact. Please bring a poster to share your work! There will be coffee and cookies before the talks and as usual a reception afterwards that is sponsored by Eppendorf, New England Biolab, Shoreline Biome, Illumina, an award from the Provost, the MCB department and the PSM in Microbial Systems Analysis. Our sponsors have tables with displays.
Please RSVP so that we can order the right amount of food and drinks and indicate on the form if your lab will be bringing a poster (it can be from a previous event).
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uconns-6th-annual-distinguished-microbiologist-lecture-and-microbiome-symposium-tickets-95309536389.
2:00 pm: Registration with coffee and poster setup
2:45 pm: Dr. Jeff Blanchard, University of Massachusetts Amherst: “Revealing the Genomic and Morphological Diversity of Giant Viruses at Harvard Forest”
3:15 pm: Dr. Dong-Hun Lee, Pathobiology, UConn: "Evolution and global spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses"
3:30 pm : Dr. Katherine Lemon, Baylor College of Medicine, "Picking sides: cooperation and competition in human nasal microbiota"
4:00 pm: Break
4:15 pm: Dr. Nancy Moran, Univerity of Texas at Austin: "Understanding and manipulating coevolved microbiomes in social bees"
5:15 pm: Reception with poster presentations
Contact Information: email@example.comMore
ONLINE MCB PSM Professional Development Seminar5:00pm
Thursday, April 16th, 2020
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs Campus ONLINEMicrobiome Symposium, Nancy Moran, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin; Katherine Lemon, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine; and Jeff Blanchard, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Seminar attendance is limited to MCB PSM, PM, and Ph.D. students
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.orgMore