News & Announcements Archive

Pobezinsky Receives NIH Grant to Investigate RNA and T-cells

Immunologist Leonid Pobezinsky, veterinary and animal sciences, recently received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study specialized microRNA and T-cells.   Read more »

Morgane Golan has been published in the Backyard Poultry Magazine.

Morgane (BS – pre-veterinary science ’20) describes the VASCI Poultry Management class for readers and gives them an inside look at how our students are directly involved in the care and management of the poultry flock each semester.   Read more »

Study Finds New Mentoring Model Supports Underrepresented Minority Women Faculty in STEM

Results of a new experiment by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that an online mutual-mentoring model called “Amplifying Voices” can create “trusting and supportive environments” among underrepresented minority women in STEM across academic institutions.   Read more »

A. GillespieSnoeyenbos Prize Awarded to Alexandria Gillespie

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is pleased to announce that Alexandria Gillespie has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Snoeyenbos Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.   Read more »

Hong Fellowship Presented to Dipika Nandi

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is pleased to announce that Dipika Nandi has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Frances and Chou-Chu Hong, DVM, PhD Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary and Animal Sciences.   Read more »

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 2020 Scholarship Awards

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is pleased to announce the 2020 Scholarship Awards.   Read more »

University of Massachusetts study on breast milk, healthy diet seeks participants

New Moms Wellness Study, led by a team of interdisciplinary researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, will evaluate the impact of a diet high in fruits and vegetables on breast milk in lowering breast cancer risk.   Read more »

Agnes Cheong, PhD and Jesse Mager, PhD are interviewed by Development Magazine

Agnes Cheong, PhD first author of “Nuclear-encoded mitochondrial ribosomal proteins are required to initiate gastrulation” published in the May 26 issue of Development and her PI, Jesse Mager, PhD were recently interviewed by The Company of Biologists about the article and their research.   Read more »

UMass Hope

UMass Hope, Belted Galloway heifer calf, daughter of Luna (born at UMass 2014) and sire, Ridgeview Nigel was born Sunday, May 24, 2020 weighing 55 lbs.     Read more »

COVID-19 Blog: Stay up-to-date with Info from the Osborne and Minter Labs

The Osborne and Minter lab members have created a blog called “The Spiking the Spike.” https://medium.com/@covidblog19umass   Read more »