CBMG Spotlight

CBMG Spotlight · 09. February 2024
Congratulations to CBMG's Charles Delwiche, Adena Collens and David Straney!
What Makes Urine Yellow? CBMG Scientists Discover the Enzyme Responsible
CBMG Spotlight · 03. January 2024
Their findings could be applied to future studies of gut health, including conditions like jaundice and inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers at the University of Maryland and National Institutes of Health have identified the microbial enzyme responsible for giving urine its yellow hue, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Microbiology on January 3, 2024. The discovery of this enzyme, called bilirubin reductase, paves the way for further research into the gut...

CBMG Spotlight · 12. December 2023
We are thrilled to share that the College of CMNS recently received a $505K grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to build students’ persistence and success in STEM. The initiative is being led by Kaci Thompson and Gili Marbach-Ad from the College of CMNS and Marco Molinaro from the UMD Teaching and Learning Transformation Center.

CBMG Spotlight · 12. December 2023
Thanks to everyone that came out for our annual holiday party this year!

CBMG Spotlight: Shivangi Rastogi receives award at UMD Postdoctoral Research Symposium
CBMG Spotlight · 26. October 2023
Shivangi Rastogi won 2nd place at the UMD Postdoctoral Research Symposium for her poster titled “The serine/threonine protein kinase PknF of Mycobacterium tuberculosis represses bacterial virulence in mice.” Shivangi is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Briken Lab. Poster blurb- Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) has evolved strategies to evade host innate immunity and persist inside host cells. We have previously demonstrated that Mtb inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome activation and...

CBMG Spotlight: New Study Confirms Presence of Flesh-Eating and Illness-Causing Bacteria in Florida’s Coastal Waters Following Hurricane Ian
CBMG Spotlight · 16. October 2023
UMD senior author Rita Colwell said pathogenic Vibrio bacteria are on the rise due to climate change, and it’s a ‘serious concern.’

CBMG Spotlight: University of Maryland Senior Kevin Tu Named 2023 Churchill Scholar
CBMG Spotlight · 03. August 2023
University of Maryland senior Kevin Tu has been awarded a 2023 Churchill Scholarship, joining only 15 other science, engineering and mathematics students nationwide winning the prestigious honor.

CBMG Spotlight: Study Reveals New Clues About Land Plants’ Closest Algal Relative
CBMG Spotlight · 03. August 2023
UMD scientist contributes to analysis of an enigmatic species of algae, helping to bridge the evolutionary gap between land and marine organisms.

CBMG Spotlight: UMD Scientists Identify Mechanism Responsible for Fruit and Seed Development in Flowering Plants
CBMG Spotlight · 03. August 2023
This research could allow agriculturists to optimize productivity and explore the viability of ‘virgin fruits'

CBMG Spotlight: Juneteenth Celebration
CBMG Spotlight · 22. June 2023
CBMG Celebrates Juneteenth!

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