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CURE at Saint Joseph University Featuring: Susan Baserga – Resilience and Ribosomes: Practicing Persistence in Life and in the Lab

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CURE is pleased to collaborate with the University of Saint Joseph and with one of CT’s very talented scientists to discuss the delivery of excellence in research, administration, teaching and family. Light refreshments and opportuntity for networking following Dr. Baserga’s seminar.


Susan Froshauer, Ph.D., President & CEO of CURE, President of CURE Innovations, LLC.

Susan is an experienced scientist, mentor, entrepreneur and angel investor with skill at connecting academic expertise and technology with the commercial sector. Susan is involved with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, the CTNEXT funded group, SECT Tech, the Creative Arts Workshop and the Angel Investor Forum. Prior to joining CURE, Dr. Froshauer was Director of the Technology Exchange Portal at the University of Connecticut’s Office of Economic Development. In this role Susan assisted Connecticut-based entrepreneurs and organizations with initiatives that train students, create jobs and contribute to economic development. She connected ideas with business expertise, business plans with investors and industry with scholars. Her passion and commitment is helping bioscience entrepreneurs build successful companies.



Susan Baserga, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, of Genetics and Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University

Susan Baserga received a B.S. in Biology from Yale College and an M.D. and Ph.D. (Human Genetics) from Yale in 1988.  She conducted post-doctoral training in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale with Joan Steitz.  Susan is currently an Associate Professor at Yale University with a primary appointment in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and joint appointments in the Departments of Genetics and Therapeutic Radiology.  The focus of Susan’s research is on the function of ribonucleoproteins in pre-rRNA processing and pre-ribosome assembly.  Her research is principally funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.


Melissa Marcucci, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, USJ

Serving as a tenured faculty member and Chair in the biology department at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Dr. Marcucci has provided students with a wide range of necessary tools to succeed in biology-based professions and STEM graduate programs.  She has shared her knowledge of biology in the classroom in a teaching and advisory capacity, as well as in the research laboratory.  Until becoming Chair, Dr. Marcucci maintained a research affiliation in the department of internal medicine at Yale University where she studied the molecular defects of insulin signaling in type 2 diabetes.  Dr. Marcucci also served as the Director of the CREC Summer Institutes for Science and Math for three summer, a collaboration with the Capitol Regions Education Council, to offer summer residence programs at USJ to select area high school students demonstrating academic excellence in STEM fields.  Currently, Dr. Marcucci currently serves as the Chair of the department of biology at USJ, a large complex department that is active in research and has a strong curriculum preparing students for professional careers in biomedical research, medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, and industry.  Aside from her passion for the biological sciences, Dr. Marcucci also advocates for leadership opportunities for women in science.


Directions and Parking:


Informational map showing the buildings and the exact location of talk on USJ campus:


Refer to above map for parking at USJ:  best locations for parking are the large lots adjacent to the Center for Applied Research and Education (CARE) Building (#18 on map), visitors spots behind Mercy Hall (#1), and the large lot behind the Pope Pius XII Library (#12) (note that the numbers correspond to locations on the map)


Driving directions to USJ:


March 27
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm




University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT United States


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