chromosomes

New Steps in the Meiosis Chromosome Dance

February 06, 2017
Where would we be without meiosis and recombination? For a start, none of us sexually reproducing organisms would be here, because that’s how sperm and eggs are made. And when meiosis doesn’t work properly, it can lead to infertility, miscarriage, birth defects and developmental disorders. Neil Hunter’s laboratory at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences is teasing out the complex details of how meiosis works.

Hunter Named American Academy of Microbiology Fellow

March 14, 2016
Neil Hunter, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics in the College of Biological Sciences, has been elected as a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology, the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology, which is the world's oldest and largest life-science organization.

Molecular Machine, Not Assembly Line, Assembles Microtubules

August 19, 2015
When they think about how cells put together the molecules that make life work, biologists have tended to think of assembly lines: Add A to B, tack on C, and so on. But the reality might be more like a molecular version of a 3-D printer, where a single mechanism assembles the molecule in one go.

Roth Receives ASM Lifetime Achievement Award

March 26, 2015
The American Society of Microbiology has named Distinguished Professor of Microbiology John Roth its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, ASM’s premier honor for sustained contributions to the microbiological sciences.