Archive for Departmental News

Research Spotlight: Dissecting the pathway of EmaA glycosylation in an oral pathogen

Citation: Tang, G. and Mintz, K.P. 2010. Glycosylation of the collagen adhesin EmaA of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is dependent upon the lipopolysaccharide biosynthetic pathway. Journal of Bacteriology 192(5):1395-1405. Direct link to the article Authors’ Association with MMG: Gaoyan Tang – is a postdoctoral associate in the MMG Department Keith P. Mintz – is an Associate Professor […]

Research Spotlight: NEIL1 and DNA Repair

Citation: Odell ID, Newick K, Heintz NH, Wallace SS, Pederson DS. 2010. Non-specific DNA binding interferes with the efficient excision of oxidative lesions from chromatin by the human DNA glycosylase, NEIL1. DNA Repair (Amst) 9(2):134-43. Authors’ Association with MMG: Ian D. Odell – 5th year MD-PhD student in MMG Kheng Newick – 2nd year PhD […]

Graduate Recruitment Season Over

This year’s MMG graduate recruitment season is over, at least the part with coordinated interview weekends. The MMG Graduate Admissions Committee would like to thank everyone who was involved in planning and volunteering for activities during the two recruitment weekends. Between the two we interviewed 13 MMG candidates, and look forward to hearing from those […]

Launch of MMG Research Spotlight

We will shortly be launching a new feature, called “Research Spotlight”. This blog post will highlight very recently published (or epub) articles by folks in MMG, with emphasis on articles containing MMG graduate and undergraduate student authors. Content will be a short summary of the work, brief description of impact and significance, and a link […]

MMG Holiday Party: Food & Fun Facts

Dec 16th. MMG Holiday Party. The full MMG cast arrived for an approximately 40 dish potluck celebration of the holidays. From casserole to cakes, quiche to couscous, meatballs to mint cookies, everyone enjoyed a diverse and delicious assortment of foods. Concurrent with eating and relaxing, the annual multiple choice MMG trivia quiz was conducted with […]

MMG Chooses Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf

We are having a departmental charity drive this season as we usually do, and the recipient will be the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. We chose it again this year because so many people in Vermont are unemployed or marginally employed, having trouble buying enough food for their families. Requests for assistance have increased 35 to […]

New MMG Faculty: Matthew Wargo, PhD, Assistant Professor

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is pleased to welcome Matthew Wargo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor — our newest faculty member. Dr. Wargo received his Ph.D. in 2005 from Dartmouth College, studying the regulation of eukaryotic flagellar motility with Dr. Elizabeth F. Smith. For postdoctoral research, he studied microbial pathogenesis with Dr. Deborah Hogan at […]

New MMG Faculty: Neil Sarkar, PhD

MMG welcomes Neil Sarkar, who joined our Department in February, 2009. Dr. Sarkar received his B.Sc. in Microbiology from the Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He also received an MLIS from Syracuse University’s iSchool. Prior to joining […]