News & Announcements Archive

Sean Downing,Ph.D.

Sean Downing earned his Master of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 1996. His thesis was titled “Expression Patterns of p53 and p21waf1 During Mammary Gland Development: A Possible Mechanism for Involution”.   Read more »

Shijun Zheng, DVM,PhD.

Dr. Zheng 2000 is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine at China Agricultural University.   Read more »

EweMass Wool Blankets Available for Purchase for Limited Time

EweMass wool blankets are for sale. Enjoy the warmth from UMass Amherst sheep and help support animal science student activities and the livestock program.   Read more »

Sandra Petersen Presents Workshop on Predicting Ph.D. Attainment

Sandra Petersen, veterinary and animal sciences and director of the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP), presented a workshop at the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring on Oct. 27 in Atlanta, Georgia.   Read more »

Recipes Sought for Cookbook Supporting Graduate Students

The campus community is invited submit favorite family recipes to the “Cultural Heritage Family Cookbook” being prepared as a fundraiser for graduate students facing food insecurity.   Read more »

Peer Mentors Decorate Pumpkins

VASCI Peer Mentors met to enjoy decorating locally grown pumpkins and discuss registering for next semester’s classes, good study habits and acing exams.   Read more »

Alexandria Wells awarded the American Association of Immunologists' Young Investigator Award

Ph.D. candidate Alexandria Wells (Pobezinsky lab) was awarded the American Association of Immunologists’ Young Investigator Award at the 2017 New England Immunology Conference in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.   Read more »

Sandra PetersenSandra Petersen Named Senior Graduate Diversity Advisor for Graduate School

Sandra Petersen, a nationally recognized leader in developing recruitment and mentorship programs for underrepresented graduate students from the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), has been named senior graduate diversity advisor by Barbara Krauthamer, dean of the Graduate School.   Read more »

Unexpected regulation of transcription factors critical to development

Dominique Alfandari and Hélène Cousin, with others at MIT, report in a new paper that they have for the first time described how two transcription factors that are “absolutely essential for human development” are regulated by a cell surface metalloprotease known as ADAM13. The discovery adds to knowledge of how cells migrate in vertebrate embryos, how stem cells differentiate and how cancer cells metastasize.   Read more »

Snoeyenbos Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Awarded to Aliza Majewski

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is pleased to announce that Aliza Majewski has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Snoeyenbos Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.   Read more »