Tenure-Track Faculty Position
The Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level (position #2019-069). Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a highly interactive culture within the department, with our close colleagues at The Jackson Laboratory, and the UConn Institute for Systems Genomics. The ideal candidate is expected to complement existing strengths in the department with an robust research program focused on a cutting-edge area of contemporary genetics and/or genomics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to single-cell genomics, RNA genomics, epigenetics, genome editing and engineering, synthetic genomics, genome technology, and computational genomics.
Se-Jin Lee inducted into CASE
Presidential Distinguished Professor Se-Jin, an internationally renowned geneticist focused on discovering causes and cures for muscle degenerative diseases like muscular dystrophy and muscle wasting conditions that result from diseases such as cancer and sepsis, has been inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). Breakthrough research includes the discovery of myostatin, a protein that blocks muscle growth (Link to UConn Today).
School of Medicine Faculty Spotlight
Congratulations to Dr. Justin Cotney for being chosen as this month's featured researcher in the Spotlight. Dr. Cotney's lab is interested in understanding how gene expression is regulated by distantly located sequences during development. We aim to understand how such gene regulatory sequences arise and evolve, how they locate their target genes over long distances on the same chromosome, and how defective regulatory sequences contribute to human disease (read more).
Extension Educator Screens CT Newborns for Metabolic Disorders
Extension Educator Sherry Gray divides her time between educational outreach in community nutrition and clinical nutrition, where she works with patients who have metabolic disorders. As a faculty member in UConn Extension, she provides programs in food and general nutrition and supervises the federally funded Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program for Hartford County, helping low-income families learn about healthy eating, shopping on a budget, cooking and physical activity. And, funded by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Gray tracks and treats metabolic disorders in Connecticut newborns. (read more)
Precision Medicine World Conference Speaker Spotlight
Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed's research is focused on the development of intelligent big data analytics platforms to improve the quality and transition of healthcare for investigating heterogeneous clinical data to obtain actionable care gap-based information about patients for early detection and prevention of constitutional disorders and cancer, and developing efficient communication across healthcare units and scientific labs (interview link).
Next Generation Venture Capitalist Training at UConn School of Medicine
Blanka Rogina, Ph.D., was appointed by Dr. Bruce Liang, Dean of the UConn School of Medicine, to Chair the UConn-Canaan Fellowship Program Committee. This program provides our students hands-on training for real life, venture capital projects. (read more)