News & Announcements Archive

Sophia Upton Selected for Field Scholarship Award

Sophia Upton has been selected as the recipient of the William F. Field Alumni Scholar Award for the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department.   Read more »

Sandra Petersen Reviews Large Project Grants for Polish Research Program

Sandra Petersen, Ph.D. Veterinary and Animal Sciences, recently traveled to Warsaw, Poland, to serve on a panel of international experts that reviewed large project grants for the Poland International Research Agenda Programme.   Read more »

Quint Lambs Born at UMass Hadley Farm

Dorset sheep are known to give birth to one, two or maybe three lambs at once. However, on April 7, one of the farm’s ewes delivered not three or four, but five healthy lambs!   Read more »

Kim TremblayKimberly D. Tremblay, PhD to speak at the Harvard Digestive Diseases Center Spring Syposium

“Inducing the liver: all hepatoblasts are not created equally” will be the title of Dr. Tremblay’s presentation.       Read more »

NESA Team wins 50 ribbons and Second Place in Overall Competition

On February 25th the UMass NESA Teams traveled to the University of Rhode Island and competed in the annual NESA competition. Our 28 students did an amazing job, bringing home Second Place and a total of 50 ribbons, far more than any other school.   Read more »

Jesse Mager to present at UMass Alumni Life Sciences Networking Social

Dr. Mager’s presentation How DNA Remembers Where It Came From, will address how comprehensive genome sequencing has the potential to dramatically improve our understanding of the genetic underpinnings of normal biology and disease states. Dr. Mager will also discuss strategies to understand how epigenetic information is regulated, interpreted, and maintained during early development.   Read more »

Graduate Student Awards

Sandy Roy of the Riley Lab and Jeff Doherty of the Clarke Lab have been nominated for the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. A faculty committee selected these students based on being in the top 10% of their cohort for GPA, as well as seniority and difficulty of courses taken. The travel grant awardees were selected by a committee of faculty and will go to Alie Gillespie of the Baldwin Lab and Agnes Cheong of the Mager Lab.   Read more »

Innovation Challenge Finalist - Visconti Lab

VASCI PhD candidate, Felipe Navarrete with primary investigator Pablo Visconti, Ana Maria Salicioni, and David Martin will be pitching StarSperm, a product that addresses male fertility issues at the Berthiaume Center’s 12th annual Innovation Challenge.   Read more »

Discover Honors and Research

VASCI students - Make the most of your undergraduate career by getting involved in research and beginning your path to a capstone thesis. Attend an informational meeting on March 2, 6:00-7:15 pm in ISB 427L. Pizza & cookies provided!   Read more »

Sturgeon and Arcaro to Conduct Pilot Study of how Chemicals affect Breast Density

Epidemiologist, Susan Sturgeon, of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department, and breast cancer researcher, Kathleen Arcaro,  of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department, will team up on a one-year pilot study of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and related compound levels and effects on breast density around the time a woman is breast-feeding her first child. The study is funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.   Read more »