In 1971, University faculty joined together to create an advanced degree in Cell Biology. For over twenty years, students earned masters and doctoral degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology. At last week’s Board of Trustees’ meeting, it was approved to change the name to broaden the ever changing landscape of research. The new name of CMB is, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences.
I earned my BA in Biology from Middlebury College in 2008. I am interested in neglected human pathogens and how they interact with their host. In the Botten laboratory, I am working to better understand the dynamics of arenavirus replication and how they interact with the host immune system. I enjoy UVM CMB because of the opportunity to interact with faculty with diverse research interests as well as the healthy work-life balance that Vermont offers. Benjamin R. King