Graduate Programs in Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences

USDA funds plant-microbe research

USDA funds plant-microbe research

With funding from USDA, Lou Tisa’s and Feixia Chu’s groups join forces to understand plant-microbe communication that result in beneficial symbiotic relationships. Learn more…

Global Effects of Non-native Species

Global Effects of Non-native Species

A Japanese white-eye scouts the underside of a broad leaf for insects on the island of Oahu. The notable feature of these songbirds is an eponymous white eye ring, no less striking than their jade heads and golden throats. The Japanese white-eye’s vibrant hues seem natural among the colorful flora of these tropical forests; nevertheless, it’s an invader. Learn more >>>

The Coral Microbiome

The Coral Microbiome

A crystal clear ocean may be attractive to humans going for a swim, but that high level of clarity indicates a minimal amount of nutrients for the organisms living underwater.  A vibrant coral ecosystem thriving in low nutrient conditions is known as the "paradox of the coral reef".  Learn more ....

A crystal clear ocean may be attractive to humans going for a swim, but that high level of clarity indicates a minimal amount of nutrients for the organisms living underwater. Oddly enough, it is in those kinds of low nutrient environments where many healthy corals live, such as the renowned Great Barrier Reef in Australia’s pristine Coral Sea. A vibrant coral ecosystem thriving in low nutrient conditions is known as the ‘paradox of the coral reef.’ Learn more >>> - See more at: http://colsa.unh.edu/coral-microbiome#sthash.OtyvE2tn.dpuf
A crystal clear ocean may be attractive to humans going for a swim, but that high level of clarity indicates a minimal amount of nutrients for the organisms living underwater. Oddly enough, it is in those kinds of low nutrient environments where many healthy corals live, such as the renowned Great Barrier Reef in Australia’s pristine Coral Sea. A vibrant coral ecosystem thriving in low nutrient conditions is known as the ‘paradox of the coral reef.’ Learn more >>> - See more at: http://colsa.unh.edu/coral-microbiome#sthash.OtyvE2tn.dpuf

Shedding Some Light

Shedding Some Light

David Plachetzki's research involving cnidarians is making important contributions to our understanding of complex trait evolution in marine invertebrates. Learn more at.....

Vision research at UNH

Vision research at UNH

Rick Cote has received a 5-year NIH grant to understand how defects in cGMP phosphodiesterase (PDE), the central enzyme in the visual signaling pathway, can lead to retinitis pigmentosa, a retinal disease that leads to blindness. Learn more…

Genome Evolution and Environmental Adaptation

Genome Evolution and Environmental Adaptation

Matt MacManes is an evolutionary biologist who works at the intersection of genomics, ecology, and evolutionary biology.  His research program focuses on genomic approaches to understanding complex phenotypes in animals and the influence of environment.  Learn more...