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Structure IllustrationResearch in the Molecular Biology and Biophysics department focuses on understanding the proteins and pathways affected in human disease. From the structural biology of cancer drug targets to the mechanistic interplay between viruses and human cells, MBB labs study the basic molecular processes underlying human illnesses.

Our department can be divided into five thematic areas:


  • Spotlight: August 2022
    Publications Gao, X., Swarge, B., Roseboom, W., Wang, Y., Dekker, H.L., Setlow, P., Brul, S. and Kramer, G. 2022. Changes in the spore proteome of Bacillus cereus in response to introduction of plasmids. Microorganisms. Hereditary hemochromatosis variant associations with incident non-liver malignancies: 11-year follow-up in UK Biobank. Atkins JL, Pilling LC, Torti SV, Torti […]
  • Spotlight: July 2022
    On July 1, 2022, Dr. Steven Chou joined MBB as the newest tenure-track faculty member. Welcome Steve to MBB! His office is L3081, and his laboratory space is L3078. Stop by his office and get to know the new MBB space in the nicely renovated 3rd floor area. His laboratory is starting to look like a […]
  • Congratulations on All the Fantastic New Publications
    Busy start to the summer. Publications Luxmi, R., Mains, R.E., Eipper, B.A., and King, S.M. (2022). Regulated processing and secretion of a peptide precursor in cilia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA in press. Kristina N. Delgado, Jairo M. Montezuma-Rusca, Isabel C. Orbe, Melissa J. Caimano, Carson J. La Vake, Amit Luthra, Chris […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 3 Molecular Biology and Biophysics Seminar: 12:00pm
  2. Sep 9 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Journal Club: Ruoyu Yang (Dr. J. Oh Lab) 12:00pm
  3. Sep 16 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Journal Club: Caroline Guild (Dr. C. Heinen Lab) 12:00pm
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JC = Journal Club

WIP = Work in Progress talk

Contact Us

Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Phone: 860-679-7682
Fax: 860-679-3408