Highlights

April, 2019

Katya Skaritanov is selected as Beckman Scholar.

April, 2018

Timothy King received the OUR Supply Award from Office of Undergraduate Research.

April, 2018

Ekaterin Skaritanov received the UConn IDEA Grant.

Mar, 2018

Celina Caetano received the Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) award.

Jan, 2018

Audrey Dellert received the OUR Supply Award from Office of Undergraduate Research.

Jan, 2018

Lylah and Wei’s eLife paper is highlighted on the eLife Homepage.

eLife cover article

May, 2017

Lylah Deady received James S. Romanow Memorial Award for her excellence in research and contribution to the research training of others.

April, 2017

Jessica Young received both UConn SURF Award and Beckman Scholar Award.

Jan, 2017

STAT reported our lab research project.

“First Look: Could a fruit fly’s sex life be the key to a new type of contraception?”

Nov, 2016

We won Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges Grant for contraceptives research. UConn Today reported our project.

More information is available on Gates Foundation website.

Sep, 2016

Radhika Malhotra received OUR supply award from Office of Undergraduate Research.

May, 2016

We are one of the recipients of the 2016 UConn Research Excellence Program Storrs awards.

May, 2016

We are excited to receive a R01 award from NICHD to fund our research project on ovulation for the next five years (2016-2021).

April, 2016

Risa Kiernan is awarded the Claire Berg Award!

The Claire Berg Award will be awarded to an outstanding female senior in Biological Sciences, EEB, MCB, or PNB who has conducted original research in molecular or microbial genetics.  The award was established in memory of Professor Claire Berg, Molecular and Cell Biology Department.”

April, 2016

Elizabeth Knapp received 2016 TAGC Travel Award from Genetics Society of America to present her research findings at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) in Orlando, FL.

Mar, 2016

Radhika Malhotra received a 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) award.

Oct, 2015

The paper of “A follicle rupture assay reveals an essential role for follicular adrenergic signaling in Drosophila ovulation” is available online now in PLoS Genetics. PLoS Genet 11(10): e1005604. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005604

Oct, 2015

Risa Kiernan received OUR supply award from Office of Undergraduate Research.

Oct, 2015

Lylah Deady won Data Blitz Prize at Neuroscience at Storrs.

Sep, 2015

Lylah’s paper “A follicle rupture assay reveals an essential role for follicular adrenergic signaling in Drosophila ovulation” is accepted for publication in PLoS Genetics.

Feb, 2015

The UConn Today reported our first article in PLoS Genetics, “Abuzz over ovulation similarities between two very different species“.

Feb, 2015

The lab’s first paper “Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 Is Required for Ovulation and Corpus Luteum Formation in Drosophila” is published in PLoS GeneticsPLoS Genet 11: e1004989. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004989

Mar, 2015

Lylah presented “Follicular adrenergic signaling plays an essential and conserved role in Drosophila ovulation” on 44th Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Chicago.

Feb, 2014

Sarah Mosure received both Holster and IDEA awards.