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Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)

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Wierzbicki Lab: Organization of the chloroplast nucleoid structure

Report in PNAS that chloroplast DNA is organized by binding to membranes present inside the organelle. "We propose that transcription, the initial step in the process of gene expression, plays an important role in organizing the chloroplast nucleoid"

Regents Approve Five MCDB Faculty Promotions

Joining the professor rank: Aton, Miller and Nandakumar; associate professor with tenure: Clowney and Vecchiarelli. Vecchiarelli also received a 2024 Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award

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