CBMG Spotlight

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!

CBMG Spotlight: Annual Awards Ceremony - Spring 2023
CBMG Spotlight · 19. May 2023
The Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics (CBMG) celebrated its annual Undergraduate and Graduate awards on May 12, 2023. Congratulations to all the CBMG recipients! To learn more about the students and their achievements, click here. Last year's award winners can be located here

CBMG Spotlight · 17. April 2023
Congratulations to Zhongchi Liu and Errica Philpott-Barber for winning the CMNS Board of Visitors Distinguished Faculty Award and the Dean's Outstanding Employee Award!

Tribute to Dr. Theodor Diener, Emeritus CBMG & Distinguished University Professor
CBMG Spotlight · 04. April 2023
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Theodor O. Diener, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics and Emeritus Distinguished University of Maryland Professor, at the age of 102.

CBMG Spotlight: Congratulations to CBMG Grand Challenges Award Winners!
CBMG Spotlight · 22. February 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Meg Scull (Team Project Grant), Dr. Louisa Wu (Team Project Grant) and Dr. Brantley Hall (Impact Award). Read more on their projects here.

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