News & Announcements Archive

UMass Amherst Researchers Identify New Mechanism Involved in Promoting Breast Cancer

A new approach to studying the effects of two common chemicals used in cosmetics and sunscreens found they can cause DNA damage in breast cells at surprisingly low concentrations, while the same dose did not harm cells without estrogen receptors.   Read more »

Pobezinsky Lab Awarded $2.7M Grant

Leonid Pobezinsky, PhD has been awarded $2.7M a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Grant.     Read more »


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Grand Champion and trophy winner was Anna De La Cruz.Fall 2019 Poultry Show

The Poultry Show is a culmination of a semester’s worth of chicken training, and aims to test the students’ handling and knowledge of poultry.   Read more »

Morgane Golan Recognized as Rising Researcher

The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. It is awarded in recognition of their demonstrated ingenuity and impact in their fields of study.   Read more »

Bioanalytical Chemist is Inventing New DNA-based Probes

Assistant professor Mingxu You, chemistry, recently received a five-year, $1.9 million NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) to fund his research in developing new tools – DNA-based probes – to quantify intercellular mechanical forces and understand a variety of mechano-sensitive cell signaling events at the molecular level.   Read more »

UMass Amherst-led Cross-disciplinary Research Examines Fertility Impacts of Male Environmental Exposure

A cross-disciplinary team of scientists, led by University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental epigeneticist Richard Pilsner, will use a three-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to expand research into the impact of phthalate exposure on male fertility.   Read more »

VASCI is seeking Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the thematic area of "Engineering Immune Responses"

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (VASCI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with the goal of preventing the establishment of disease, developing treatments for existing diseases or creating conditions that improve human and animal health.   Read more »

Barbara OsborneBarbara Osborne, PhD Appointed Distinguished Professor

Barbara Osborne has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by the UMass Board of Trustees.   Read more »

Constance AngelouConstance Angelou wins American Association of Immunologists Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award of the American Association of Immunologists was awarded to Constance Angelou, PhD ’22 at the annual New England Immunology Conference held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on October 12 and 13, 2019.   Read more »