University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

SB3 is one of four areas of concentration within the Molecular and Cell Biology Field of Study.
We study the structure, function and interactions of biological macromolecules.




  • New publication from the Teschke lab
    Keifer DZ, Motwani T, Teschke CM, Jarrold MF. (2016) Measurement of the accurate mass of a 50 MDa infectious virus.  Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 30(17):1957-62. doi: 10.1002/rcm.7673.
  • New publication from the Teschke lab
    Wu W, Leavitt JC, Cheng N, Gilcrease EB, Motwani T, Teschke CM, Casjens SR, Steven AC. (2016) Localization of the Houdinisome (Ejection Proteins) inside the Bacteriophage P22 Virion by Bubblegram Imaging. MBio.  7(4). pii: e01152-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01152-16.
  • Schrodinger Software Suite
    UCONN has entered into a three-year agreement with Schrodinger, Inc. to provide unlimited use of their Suite for Molecular and Materials Simulations. The package can be used for drug discovery, atomic-scale simulations, modeling of biologics, and production of molecular graphics.  Instructions on how to access the software can be found at:

Current research interests:

  • Protein structure and folding
  • Membrane proteins
  • Protein design
  • Multiscale molecular modeling
  • Macromolecular interactions
  • Virus structure and assembly




Nathan Alder, Program Head

Phone: (860) 486-5154