News & Announcements Archive

Kim TremblayKimberly D. Tremblay, PhD to speak at the Harvard Digestive Diseases Center Spring Syposium

“Inducing the liver: all hepatoblasts are not created equally” will be the title of Dr. Tremblay’s presentation.       Read more »

NESA Team wins 50 ribbons and Second Place in Overall Competition

On February 25th the UMass NESA Teams traveled to the University of Rhode Island and competed in the annual NESA competition. Our 28 students did an amazing job, bringing home Second Place and a total of 50 ribbons, far more than any other school.   Read more »

Jesse Mager to present at UMass Alumni Life Sciences Networking Social

Dr. Mager’s presentation How DNA Remembers Where It Came From, will address how comprehensive genome sequencing has the potential to dramatically improve our understanding of the genetic underpinnings of normal biology and disease states. Dr. Mager will also discuss strategies to understand how epigenetic information is regulated, interpreted, and maintained during early development.   Read more »

Graduate Student Awards

Sandy Roy of the Riley Lab and Jeff Doherty of the Clarke Lab have been nominated for the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. A faculty committee selected these students based on being in the top 10% of their cohort for GPA, as well as seniority and difficulty of courses taken. The travel grant awardees were selected by a committee of faculty and will go to Alie Gillespie of the Baldwin Lab and Agnes Cheong of the Mager Lab.   Read more »

Innovation Challenge Finalist - Visconti Lab

VASCI PhD candidate, Felipe Navarrete with primary investigator Pablo Visconti, Ana Maria Salicioni, and David Martin will be pitching StarSperm, a product that addresses male fertility issues at the Berthiaume Center’s 12th annual Innovation Challenge.   Read more »

Discover Honors and Research

VASCI students - Make the most of your undergraduate career by getting involved in research and beginning your path to a capstone thesis. Attend an informational meeting on March 2, 6:00-7:15 pm in ISB 427L. Pizza & cookies provided!   Read more »

Sturgeon and Arcaro to Conduct Pilot Study of how Chemicals affect Breast Density

Epidemiologist, Susan Sturgeon, of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department, and breast cancer researcher, Kathleen Arcaro,  of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department, will team up on a one-year pilot study of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and related compound levels and effects on breast density around the time a woman is breast-feeding her first child. The study is funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.   Read more »

Join us at the 82nd Bay State Livestock Classic!

The 82nd Classic will be held Saturday, April 8 at the UMass Hadley Farm with five classes of animal shows to attend: Goats, Sheep, Chicken, Horses and Cows, a petting zoo with baby kids and lambs and a special demonstration by the UMass Mounted Police. Free Admission and Free Parking!   Read more »

Z-stack montage of the distribution of the CAMKII FRET sensor Camui in a mouse eCNS Study Featured in Science Ad for Gordon Research Conference on Fertilization & Activation of Development

This image of a Z-stack montage of the distribution of the CAMKII FRET sensor Camui in a mouse egg, created at the UMASS-Amherst Light Microscopy Facility, was recently selected to be included within the upcoming GRC Science ad.   Read more »

UMass Amherst Celebrates Black Heritage Month

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting more than a dozen events throughout the month of February in observance of Black Heritage Month.   Read more »