Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Intermediary Neuron Acts as Synaptic Cloaking Device, Says ...

Researchers Find That Somatostatin Neurons Regulate Synaptic Activity in the Neocortex PITTSBURGH— Neuroscientists believe that the connectome, a map of each and every ... Read More »

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Monday, March 2, 2015

Departmental Seminar
Jason Aoto, Ph.D.
Stanford University
"Neurexin-3 alternative splicing: insights into the synaptic function of neurexins"
Download poster (.pdf)
12:00 p.m.
Mellon Institute Conference Room
Host: Adam Linstedt, Ph.D.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Final Public Oral Examination for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Gregory Smith
“Unraveling the Role of Cellular Factors in Viral Capsid Formation"
2:30 p.m.
Mellon Institute Social Room

Wednesday, March 5, 2015

Departmental Seminar
Roy Parker, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Boulder
"Life, Death and Mid-life Crises of Eukaryotic mRNAs"
12:00 p.m.
Mellon Institute Conference Room
Host: Joel McManus, Ph.D.

Recent Publications

Xu W, Solis NV, Ehrlich RL, Woolford CA, Filler SG, Mitchell AP. Activation and Alliance of Regulatory Pathways in C. albicans during Mammalian Infection. PLoS Biol. 2015 Feb 18;13(2):e1002076.

Gamalinda M, Woolford JL Jr. Paradigms of ribosome synthesis: Lessons learned from ribosomal proteins. Translation, DOI: 10.4161/21690731.2014.975018

Kadam A, Janto B, Eutsey R, Earl JP, Powell E, Dahlgren ME, Hu FZ, Ehrlich GD, Hiller NL. Streptococcus pneumoniae Supragenome Hybridization Arrays for Profiling of Genetic Content and Gene Expression. Curr Protoc Microbiol. 2015 Feb 2;36:9D.4.1-9D.4.20.

Cheatle Jarvela AM, Hinman VF. Evolution of transcription factor function as a mechanism for changing metazoan developmental gene regulatory networks. Evodevo. 2015 Jan 29;6(1):3

Mastro KJ, Gittis AH. Striking the right balance: cortical modulation of the subthalamic nucleus-globus pallidus circuit. Neuron. 2015 Jan 21;85(2):233-5.

Yuan Y, Tam MF, Simplaceanu V, Ho C. New Look at Hemoglobin Allostery. Chem Rev. 2015 Jan 21.

Faust JE, Desai T, Verma A, Ulengin I, Sun TL, Moss TJ, Betancourt MA, Huang HW, Lee T, McNew JA.  The Atlastin C-terminal tail is an amphipathic helix that perturbs bilayer structure during endoplasmic reticulum homotypic fusion. J Biol Chem. 2015 Jan 2.


Departmental Google Calendar     CMU Bio on Facebook
MellonFIT has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support their physical fitness programs at Mellon Institute. Click here for more information and to donate.

apply to programs

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
Program Information

M.S. in Computational Biology
Apply | Program Information

Undergraduate Degrees
Apply | Program Information

HHMI Summer Research Programs
Program Information

departmental newsletter

The Promoter, Spring 2014

     Virtual Tour: Videos for Prospective Graduate Students