News & Announcements Archive

NEAGEP Welcomes 19 Fellows to STEM Doctoral Programs

Sandra Petersen, director of the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate reports that the program recently welcomed a record number of new fellows to science, technology, engineering and mathematics doctoral programs at UMass Amherst.   Read more »

Developmental Biologist Kim Tremblay Receives NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Grant

Developmental biologist Kim Tremblay recently received a two-year, $426,000 grant from NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to use extra-embryonic tissue, that is, the membranes and tissues that protect and nourish embryos until birth, to develop a new model liver system for urgently needed  new ways to study liver function and mechanisms.   Read more »

Erin Amato selected to deliver presentation to the University Foundation Development Committee

Erin Amato, Masters student in the Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Program, was selected to give a presentation on iCons (Integrated Concentration in Science) before the Development Committee of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation.           Read more »

Valley Research Consortium receives grant to study breast cancer risk and household products

The National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences announced a five-year grant expected to total more than $3.5 million to a research consortium led by Joseph Jerry of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study breast cancer risk and environmental exposure to common chemicals found in cosmetics and household products.   Read more »

Dominique Alfandari, Ph.D.Dominique Alfandari, Ph.D. promoted to Professor

Dr. Alfandari’s research focuses on the Role of ADAM (A Disintegrin And Metalloprotease) Proteins During the Early Development of the Frog Xenopus laevis.   Read more »

Lisa M. Minter, Ph.D. promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Minter’s research focuses on identifying key regulatory molecules that contribute to autoimmunity, especially the autoimmune bone marrow failure syndrome, Aplastic Anemia.   Read more »

Sandra RoySandra Roy Awarded Manning Inventor Fellowship

Sandra Roy, Ph.D. candidate in the Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences program has been selected to receive one of the four new Manning Inventor Fellowships. The fellowship will allow Roy to expand her basic laboratory research on catheter-acquired urinary tract infection (CAUTI) interventions to include proof-of-concept studies on the most promising drug candidates.   Read more »

Why Head Lice are Becoming More Drug-Resistant

The Wednesday, September 2 edition of NPR’s here & Now show featured an interview with John Marshall Clark, Ph.D. professor of environmental toxicology and chemistry and director of the Massachusetts Pesticide Analysis Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts.   Read more »

Sandra Petersen receives grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Sandra Petersen, Ph.D. and her research team will initially study whether CUGBP2 dysregulation by neonatal estrogen or dioxin exposure during development in mice is responsible for infertility or subfertility observed in adulthood.   Read more »

Jesse Mager, Ph.D.Jesse Mager awarded an NIH grant to conduct experiments in a subgroup of knockout mice

Jesse Mager, Ph.D., developmental biologist  has been awarded a five-year, $3.29 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a key series of experiments in a subgroup of knockout mice.   Read more »