The Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Vermont is seeking to recruit a Cell Biologist/Biophysicist at the Assistant Professor level on the Tenure-Track, although Associate and Full Professor candidates will be considered. The Department has significant strength in protein structure and function with emphasis on motor and cytoskeletal proteins. The ideal… Continue reading Faculty Search: Cell Biologist/Biophysicist at the Assistant Professor level – Tenure pathway
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Awards presented at 2018 Department Retreat
Congrats to the Cathy Bulman Award recipients at the Annual Department Retreat held on Nov. 29, 2018 at the UVM Alumni House and Silver Pavilion. Best Scientific Oral presentation — Sheema Rahmansheresht: “Resolving the actin lattice and identifying the relative position of MyBP-C’s N-terminus in cardiac muscle using STORM microscopy”; Most Inquisitive Scientific Question (3 winners)— Alex… Continue reading Awards presented at 2018 Department Retreat
NIH Director Blog titled “The Actin Superhighway” features Andrew Lombardo and David Warshaw’s research
The NIH Director’s Blog posted on Nov 29, 2018 shows a 3-D super-resolution image of the research in the Warshaw lab. See link below for the blog post : https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2018/11/29/the-actin-superhighway/
Congrats to department graduate students receiving awards at the 2018 Dean’s Celebration of Excellence in Research
The Dean’s Celebration of Research in Excellence occurred on Monday, October 29, 2018 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Congrats to the following Oral Presentation winners from our department: Alex Thompson for “Mutations in the Kinesin Motor Protein KIF22 Cause Defects in Skeletal Development.” Thompson’s mentor is UVM Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics Jason Stumpff,… Continue reading Congrats to department graduate students receiving awards at the 2018 Dean’s Celebration of Excellence in Research
Berger/Stumpff Grad students win team speed walking division of the Vermont Corporate Cup!
Alex Thompson, Leslie Sepaniac, and Dominique Lessard walked away with a repeat victory in the team (named: “2 Kinesins 1 Dynein”) speed walking division of the 2018 Vermont Corporate Cup, held May 17. Congrats Alex, Leslie and Dom ! The Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race is a 5 kilometer team running/walking event… Continue reading Berger/Stumpff Grad students win team speed walking division of the Vermont Corporate Cup!
Haein Kim defends Doctoral Dissertation
Haein Kim successfully defended her Ph.D. degree titled: Temporal coordination of mitotic chromosome alignment and segregation: structural and functional studies of KIF18A. on May 15, 2018. Haein is a graduate student in Jason Stumpff’s lab. Congrats Haein!!
Awards to High School and Undergrad research projects in the Stumpff lab
Kelly Xu, a South Burlington high school student and daughter of Yuan Wang, won a gold medal (given to the top 9 or 10 projects at any grade level out of about 200) and was selected as one of the top 3 presenters overall at the Vermont STEM Fair on March 24th for her work on… Continue reading Awards to High School and Undergrad research projects in the Stumpff lab
Leslie Sepaniac selected to present work at NASA meeting
Leslie Sepaniac, CMB student, was selected to present her work at NASA’s National Council of Space Grant Director’s Meeting on March 2nd, 2018. Leslie’s is awarded a NASA fellowship for research on “Different mechanisms of micronucleus formation and impact on genomic stability”.
Drs. Heidi and Andrew Malaby organize Outreach project for area High School students
Dr. Heidi Malaby (postdoc in Jason Stumpff’s lab) and her husband, Dr. Andrew Malaby (postdoc in Sylvie Doublie’s lab), organized an Outreach Project for Burlington area high school students recently. For more info, see write-up: https://teensciencecafe.org/cool-cafes/proteins/
Jamie Stern defends Doctoral Dissertation
Jamie Stern successfully defended her Ph.D. degree titled: “Single Molecule Imaging Reveals Tau Structure and Function on the Microtubule Surface” on Wed. Mar 21, 2018. Jamie is a graduate student in Chris Berger’s lab. Congrats Jamie!