Welcome to the Center for Microbial Systems, Ecology and Evolution
Microbiological research takes place in different schools, colleges and departments at University of Connecticut (UConn) and at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC). In aggregate these researchers provide an impressive resource for know-how on microorganisms, their ecology, physiology, and evolution.
Genomics and proteomic technologies have revolutionized the ways microbial systems are studied. Researchers at UConn have developed and use an array of techniques, ranging from measurements of gas concentration in natural and engineered microbial communities to proteomics and metagenomic studies. Our goals is to help foster collaboration between UConn's microbiologists and to help other researchers to find UCONN scientists with specific skill sets.
The excellent reputation, scholarly success and collaborative work of the UConn microbiology community provide the foundation for the Center for Microbial Systems, Ecology and Evolution. This Center will provide on umbrella to take advantage of training grant opportunities and further multiple investigator grants. Microbiology at UConn is already well known to investigators outside the University as evidenced by current grant support and the placement of our PhD graduates. The CMSEE will allow UConn to expand this recognition on the national level.
Recent publications in PubMed
- Dynamics of Germinosome Formation and FRET-Based Analysis of Interactions between GerD and Germinant Receptor Subunits in Spores. Wang Y, Breedijk RMP, Hink MA, Bults L, Vischer NOE, Setlow P, Brul S International journal of molecular sciences (2021) 22(20): 10.3390/ijms222011230
- The Epithelial-Stromal Microenvironment in Early Colonic Neoplasia. Ideta T, Li B, Flynn C, Igarashi Y, Lowman G, Looney T, Devers TJ, Birk J, Forouhar F, Giardina C, Rosenberg DW Molecular cancer research : MCR (2021) : 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-21-0202
- Identification of Apocarotenoids as Chemical Markers of In Vitro Anti-Inflammatory Activity for Spirulina Supplements. Tan KC, Pham TX, Lee Y, Lee JY, Balunas MJ Journal of agricultural and food chemistry (2021) : 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c03015
- Advances in the Evolution and Ecology of 13- and 17-Year Periodical Cicadas. Simon C, Cooley JR, Karban R, Sota T Annual review of entomology (2021) : 10.1146/annurev-ento-072121-061108
- Probiotic potential of commercial dairy-associated protective cultures: In vitro and in vivo protection against Listeria monocytogenes infection. Aljasir SF, D'Amico DJ Food research international (Ottawa, Ont.) (2021) 149:110699 10.1016/j.foodres.2021.110699