News & Announcements Archive

Laura Acevedo with "Bossie"2013 Livestock Classic

The 2013 Livestock Classic will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Hadley Farm, 111 North Maple Street, Hadley, Massachusetts      Read more »

Natural History Collections Summer Research Scholarship – 2013

Graduate and Undergraduate students conducting collections-based research under the mentorship of a UMass faculty member or a faculty member associated with a Interdisciplinary Life Sciences graduate program (i.e., OEB, PB, NSB, or MCB) are eligible to apply for The Natural History Collections Summer Research Scholarship.     Read more »

Drs. Arcaro and Leschine awarded a Flex Grant by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development

Drs. Arcaro and Leschine have been awarded a Flex Grant by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development to support enhancement of the Department’s Integrative Experience course, “Good Intentions.”    Read more »

Manabu Kurokawa - Ph.D. 2004, assistant professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology at Dartmouth College

In 2012, Dr. Kurokawa joined the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as an Assistant Professor.  Dr. Kurokawa, a native of Japan, received a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (equivalent to the D.V.M. in the United States) from Hokkaido University in 1999. He moved to the United States to pursue doctoral work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, studying the basic signaling mechanisms of fertilization under the supervision of Dr. Rafael Fissore. He received his Ph.D. in 2004. Dr. Kurokawa conducted his postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Sally Kornbluth at Duke University, studying the regulation of apoptosis in cancer.   Read more »

American Cancer Society logoFellowships for Science & Public Health Students

The Alvan T., Viola D. Fuller - American Cancer Society Junior Research Fellowships - Available summer 2013.  The Fuller Fellowships offer undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in laboratory research with accomplished investigators and receive a stipend of $4,500. Upon selection, Fellows are placed at leading New England institutions, such as teaching hospitals, universities, and medical schools. Fellowships last a minimum of ten weeks and are equivalent to full-time summer employment. Sponsors assign projects to the Fellows under their direction, with guidance provided by the sponsor’s research staff. The Fuller Committee, which is composed of senior scientists, chooses and places the Fellows.   Read more »

Dr. Jake MayfieldDr. Jake Mayfield awarded a Faculty Research Grant

Dr. Jake Mayfield has been awarded a Faculty Research Grant for his project titled “The role of ITGAM in the immune response to Histoplasma capsulatum”.   Read more »

02199_dairy‑cows‑in‑parlour‑2.jpg  oklahomafarmreport.comWinter Traveling Dairy Management Class will travel to Florida

Dr. Mark Huyler and eight of our VASCI students will be headed to north Florida this year with the Winter Traveling Dairy Management Class.  They will be joined by students and faculty from other New England Land Grant institutions including UConn and URI for this educational trip.   Dr. Dave Bray, retired UF dairy extension agent for the area will join the group and tour everyone through area dairies and dairy related facilities. VASCI wishes to thank the Northeast Farm Credit for sponsoring this valuable learning opportunity.   Read more »

New STEM Diversity Institute

Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Petersen who has been chosen as the executive director of the new STEM Diversity Institute on Campus. Building on its success in attracting and retaining women, underrepresented minorities and people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over the past decade, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has formed a new STEM Diversity Institute (SDI) to serve as a campus-wide umbrella to coordinate diversity efforts, particularly those funded by federal grants.     Read more »

VASCI Facilities Tour & Lab Biosafety Refresher for ABBS and MCB Graduate Students

Ana Maria Salicioni, Lisa Minter and Becky Lawlor will co-host this event  for all those who currently carry out their research in our Department on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in  ISB room 221 from 4-5pm.   Read more »

VASCI welcomes new faculty member

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sicence is pleased to welcome Dr. Katherine Beltaire.  Dr. Beltaire will be teaching Introduction to Animal Management and directing the Belted Galloway Management.  In addition, Dr. Beltaire will be providing veterinary care for our sheep, goats and cows.   Read more »