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
- Mass spectrometry driven exploration reveals nuances of neoepitope-driven tumor rejection. Ebrahimi-Nik H, Michaux J, Corwin WL, Keller GL, Shcheglova T, Pak H, Coukos G, Baker BM, Mandoiu II, Bassani-Sternberg M, Srivastava PK JCI Insight (2019) 5: 10.1172/jci.insight.129152
- Microbiomes, Community Ecology, and the Comparative Method. Hird SM mSystems (2019) 4(3): 10.1128/mSystems.00112-19
- Flourishing deep-sea AAP bacteria detected by flow cytometric sorting and molecular analysis. Qiu D, Huang L, Liu X, Lin S PLoS ONE (2019) 14(6):e0218753 10.1371/journal.pone.0218753
- Longitudinal microbiome profiling reveals impermanence of probiotic bacteria in domestic pigeons. Grond K, Perreau JM, Loo WT, Spring AJ, Cavanaugh CM, Hird SM PLoS ONE (2019) 14(6):e0217804 10.1371/journal.pone.0217804
- Structure guided in-vitro to in-vivo pharmacokinetic optimization of propargyl-linked antifolates. Lombardo MN, G-Dayanandan N, Keshipeddy S, Zhou W, Si D, Reeve SM, Alverson J, Barney P, Walker L, Hoody J, Priestley N, Obach RS, Wright DL Drug Metab. Dispos. (2019) : 10.1124/dmd.119.086504