DeAngelis Lab Studies Climate Change and Its Affects on Soil Microbial Communities
Holden Studies Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in Northeastern Pacific
Derek Lovley Named AAAS Fellow
Plant Based Therapy Being Developed that Can Kill Malaria Parasites
Morita lab investigates mechanisms of mycobacterial pathogenesis
News & Announcements
April 2015: Jonathan Miller, Microbiology Ph.D. candidate, has been awarded a Dissertation Research Grant through the University of Massachusetts Graduate School. The purpose of the grants are to provide funding for expenses incurred in connection with the student’s doctoral dissertation research. Read more...
April 2015: Congratulations to Samantha Giffen on being named a Goldwater Scholar. Ms. Giffen is a double Public Health and Microbiology major in the Class of 2016. The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater. The program is designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Ms. Giffen was one of four UMass students named Goldwater Scholars. Read more...
March 2015: Gina Chaput, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Microbiology, has been selected as a recipient of the Edith Robinson Scholarship. The Edith Robinson Scholarship, given by the UMass Graduate School from the bequest of Edith Robinson, is for a continuing graduate student from Vermont or New Hampshire who is studying health, the environment, or psychology. Ms. Chaput is a second year graduate student in the research laboratory of Dr. Kristen DeAngelis.
January 2015: UMass Microbiology welcomes M. Sloan Siegrist as an Assistant Professor to its faculty. Dr. Siegrist received her Ph.D. from the Harvard School of Public Health and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California Berkeley and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Siegrist's research focuses on the cell wall of intracellular pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Listeria monocytogenes.
January 2015: Effective January 1, 2015, Wilmore Webley, Associate Professor of Microbiology, has been named the Director of Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Webley will advise approximately 1,500 undergraduates as they explore careers in the health fields. Read more...