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University of Connecticut Center for Microbial Systems,
Ecology and Evolution (CMSEE)

Participants in CANR

Participants in CLAS

School of Engineering

School of Pharmacy

UCHC, School of Medicine

School of Dental Medicine

Drug and Drug Target Discovery:
Searching for new drugs against diseases, cancer and microbes; use of comparative genomics to find potential drug targets.

Eukaryotic Microoganisms:
Study of protists, fungi, algae and other microscopic organisms with nuclei.

Functional Genomics:
Moving from genomes to functional information including proteomics and transcriptomics studies.

Genetic Analyses:
Linking individual genes to functions including phylogenetic profiling and mutagenesis.

Genome Biology:
Sequencing and annotating genomes.

Genome Evolution:
Investigating the evolution of genes, including the role of transfer of DNA, gene family expansion, and molecular parasites

Host-Microbe Interactions:
Studying the interaction and co-evolution of beneficial and pathogenic microbes with host animals or plants.

Microbial Ecology and Diversity:
Understanding the role of microorganisms in ecological processes and the spatiotemporal responses of microbial biodiversity to global change.

Microbial Physiology:
Studying physiology and metabolism of microbes.

Population Genetics, Genomics and Metagenomic Analyses:
Studying genetic differences of populations, genomes from communities and surveying microbial community using 16S rRNA gene studies.

Virus and Phage Biology:
Studying viruses and phages.


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Lab Descriptions

Single pdf with descriptions of research programs


Joerg Graf & J. Peter Gogarten
Dept. Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3125



2/17/2016, 4 pm in BPB 130

3rd UConn
Microbiology Symposium

Featuring new UConn and JAX GM microbiologists and an overview of the MARS Biotechnology-Bioservices Facility


3/9/2016, 4 pm in BPB 130
2nd Distinguished Microbiologist Lecture
Professor E. Peter Greenberg
University of Washington, Seattle
"Sociomicrobiology: Quorum sensing and cooperation in the bacterial world"



Past Events

(recordings will be available for a limited time)

5/12/2015 4th Annual CT Symbiosis Symposium

Flyer, Schedule,


4/1/15 4pm BP130
2nd Microbiology Symposium

Flyer and RSVP link here

Recording (you need to fast forward before anything happens)


4/15/15 4pm BP130

Inaugural presentation in the Distinguished Microbiologist Lecture Series
Professor Rob Knight
Univ. California, San Diego
“Dynamics of the Human Microbiome”

Flyer and RSVP link here