How Fungi Make Nutrients Available to the World
Morita Lab Studies Glycolipid Biosynthesis as a Potential Drug Target
Applied and Molecular Biotechnology (AMB) Master's Program in its Fifth Year
Holden Studies Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in Northeastern Pacific
Lovley Invention Boosts the University's Number of Patents Recorded in One Year
News & Announcements
May 2019: Kristen DeAngelis, Gina Chaput, and a group of researchers recently identified and squenced a new lignin-degrading bacterium, Serratia quinivorans 124R. The findings were recently highlighted as a Microbiology Resource Announcement by the American Society of Microbiology. Read more...
May 2019: Wilmore Webley, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Director of Pre-Med Advising, was one of five University of Massachusetts faculty to receive the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching. One prize was awarded from each of the five University campuses. The award was established in 2016 by UMass Lowell alumni Rob and Donna Manning to honor UMass professors who excel in teaching and service. Read more...
May 2019: Olivia Venezia, a Microbiology senior, was one of six undergraduates to be presented with the UMass Rising Researcher Award on April 24, 2019. The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship or creative activity. Read more...
April 2019: Dr. Reuben Shipway, who joined the Microbiology Department and Professor Barry Goodell’s Lab as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in April, was recently featured in the New York Times for his research. Shipway’s discovery of a new marine mollusk species included DNA sequencing of the shipworm mollusks and their bacterial symbionts. Goodell has an ongoing collaboration with Northeastern University researchers, and Shipway’s arrival allows for a continuation of this as the team explores the role of bacterial symbionts in shipworm metabolism. Read more...
April 2019: A YouTube video explaining the Ramachandran Principle, posted by Professor Emeritus Eric Martz 9 months ago, has been viewed >5,000 times. Other resources developed by Martz include FirstGlance in Jmol, which provides guided exploration of the 3D structures of macromolecules. It is used hundreds of times a day (>1.5 million uses since 2006). Martz teaches free workshops every June.