News & Announcements Archive

Hong Fellowship 2016 Recipient

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Animal Biotechnology  and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is pleased to announce that Felipe Navarrete has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Frances and Chou-Chu Hong, DVM, PhD Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary and Animal Sciences.   Read more »

A Tyrosine Kinase for FERTilization

Recent research findings from the Visconti Lab, at the UMASS-Amherst Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, were featured in the July 1, 2016 issue of Development, a highly regarded scientific journal for advances in developmental biology and stem cells: “The tyrosine kinase FER is responsible for the capacitation-associated increase in tyrosine phosphorylation in murine sperm”.   Read more »

UMass Belted Galloway herd welcomes the first calf of 2016

Dallas,a lively and friendly bull calf was delivered at 10pm on June 14th by Dr. Beltaire, Olivia Smith, VASCI class of 2017 and Brooke Alnwick, VASCI class of 2016.   Read more »

2016 Graduate Retreat

The Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department 2016 Graduate Retreat was held June 6 at the Montague Retreat Center with 70 faculty members, staff and graduate students attending.   Read more »

Alice Newth receives 2016 Chancellor’s Citation Award

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is very pleased to announce that Alice Newth, UMass Hadley Farm Livestock Barn Manager has been selected for the 2016 Chancellor’s Citation Award. The Chancelor’s Citation Award recognizes and honors University staff members who have demonstrated exemplary and outstanding service to the University.     Read more »

Serena McConkey receives the Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Award

Serena McConkey ‘17, administrative assistant in the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department’s Business and Human Resources Office has been recognized for her outstanding service and dedication to the department as the recipient of the Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Award.   Read more »

Dr. Katherine A. Beltaire selected for 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is very pleased to announce that Dr. Katherine A. Beltaire, DVM, DACT has been selected for the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award. The campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Awards honor pedagogical excellence.  Faculty members must be nominated by current students and alumni and the selection process ensures continued input from students.  It is the highest recognition of teaching awarded by the campus.   Read more »

Students and Faculty inducted into the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is pleased to announce that the following students have been inducted into the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society: Maya Davis, Rachel Foley, Rachel Grabar, Aliza Majewski, Abigail Ray, Sarah Ryan, Jacqueline Tatro, and Katherine Wilson . Also inducted were VASCI faculty members:  Dr. Katherine Beltaire and Dr. Susan Marston.   Read more »

PhD candidate, Mine Canakci, awarded 2016 AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship

The American Association of Immunologists has awarded the 2016 AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship to Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program student, Mine Canacki.    Read more »

Dr. Hélène Cousin Awarded NIDCR R03 Grant

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has awarded an RO3 grant to Dr. Hélène Cousin.     Read more »