Applied and Molecular Biotechnology (AMB) Master's Program in Third Year
DeAngelis Lab Studies Climate Change and Its Affects on Soil Microbial Communities
Holden Studies Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in Northeastern Pacific
Lovley Named Highly Cited Researcher for 2015
Plant Based Therapy Being Developed that Can Kill Malaria Parasites
News & Announcements
December 2015: The Pioneer Valley Microbiology Symposium will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Integrated Sciences Building at UMass Amherst. Come and present your research to the microbial community in the Valley! The deadline for abstracts is October 30. The Symposium is cosponsored by the UMass College of Natural Sciences and Departments of Biology, Food Science, Microbiology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Veterinary & Animal Sciences; Smith College; Mt. Holyoke College; NE Biolabs; Illumina; Thermo Fisher Scientific and the American Society for Microbiology. Read more...
November 2015: On November 12, Martin T. Meehan was inaugurated as President of the University of Massachusetts. During his inaugural speech, President Meehan made reference to Microbiology Professor and Director of Pre-Medical advising, Wilmore Webley. Watch the video...
November 2015: Lucy Stewart, Ph.D., a graduate of the UMass Microbiology Ph.D. program was recently awarded the prestigious Rutherford Foundation Trust Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the Royal Society of New Zealand. The Trust aims to develop the skills of New Zealand’s most promising young researchers by providing them with early career support. Read more...
November 2015: The Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is partnering with a group of Massachusetts towns to offer tick testing services at a cost of $30 per tick to the town. Under this co-pay model of tick testing, 100 residents from each of the participating towns will pay a co-pay of $10-$15 per test. Participating towns include all of Barnstable County along with six towns from Franklin County: Charlemont, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Leyden and Shelburne. In June a one-time state subsidy ended which paid for 100 ticks being tested from each of 32 participating towns. Read more...