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 Bachelorâ€™s degree in biology from the University of Vermont in 2010 and then joined the CMB program at UVM the same year. Currently, my PhD project utilizes techniques spanning single molecule biophysics to live cell imaging to uncover the mechanisms by which actomyosin regulates cytokinesis and polar growth in the model system S. pombe (fission yeast). Outside the lab, my hobbies include running/hiking, cooking, and video games. Luther Pollard