News & Announcements Archive

Alexandria Wells awarded the American Association of Immunologists' Young Investigator Award

Ph.D. candidate Alexandria Wells (Pobezinsky lab) was awarded the American Association of Immunologists’ Young Investigator Award at the 2017 New England Immunology Conference in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.   Read more »

Sandra PetersenSandra Petersen Named Senior Graduate Diversity Advisor for Graduate School

Sandra Petersen, a nationally recognized leader in developing recruitment and mentorship programs for underrepresented graduate students from the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), has been named senior graduate diversity advisor by Barbara Krauthamer, dean of the Graduate School.   Read more »

Unexpected regulation of transcription factors critical to development

Dominique Alfandari and Hélène Cousin, with others at MIT, report in a new paper that they have for the first time described how two transcription factors that are “absolutely essential for human development” are regulated by a cell surface metalloprotease known as ADAM13. The discovery adds to knowledge of how cells migrate in vertebrate embryos, how stem cells differentiate and how cancer cells metastasize.   Read more »

Snoeyenbos Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Awarded to Aliza Majewski

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is pleased to announce that Aliza Majewski has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Snoeyenbos Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.   Read more »

Hong Fellowship 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 2017 recipient of the Frances and Chou-Chu Hong, DVM, PhD Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary and Animal Sciences.   Read more »

Students Serve as Agriculture Educators at Big E

Tia Trabucco and Jackie Masse are enrolled in the Animal Science Public Outreach Practicum for this fall semester and are serving as Agricultural Ambassadors answering questions from the general public in the Farm-A-Rama building at the Big E.   Read more »

Kimberly D. Tremblay, PhD Keynote Speaker at Commonwealth Honors College Induction Ceremony

Kimberly D. Tremblay, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and Chair of the Commonwealth Honors College Council presented the Keynote Address at the Commonwealth Honors College Induction Ceremony held September 1 in the Fine Arts Center for new honors students and their families.   Read more »

Forgotten Farms film to be shown September 14 at UMass

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences will host a showing of the documentary film, “Forgotten Farms” on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. There will be a panel discussion following the film. There is no charge, all are welcome.   Read more »

VASCI Welcomes New Extension Assistant Professor

Dr. Wei Cui has joined the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences as an Extension Assistant Professor.   Read more »

Nessim WatsonNessim Watson, CNS Career Advisor now located in Morrill III room 215

A Certified Professional Resume Writer, Watson provides one-on-one career skills to CNS students, including résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, job search skills, and building a professional online presence.   Read more »