Morita Lab Studies Glycolipid Biosynthesis as a Potential Drug Target
Applied and Molecular Biotechnology (AMB) Master's Program in its Fourth Year
DeAngelis Lab Studies Climate Change and Its Affects on Soil Microbial Communities
Holden Studies Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in Northeastern Pacific
Lovley Invention Boosts the University's Number of Patents Recorded in One Year
News & Announcements
August 2017: Microbiology welcomes two new faculty members to the Department. In September 2017, Dr. Mandy Muller, will join the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the field of virology and host-pathogen interactions. In January 2017, Dr. Barry Goodell joined the faculty as a Research Professor. Dr. Goodell's research focuses on biomass deconstruction by fungi; fungal and neurodegenerative disease and biomaterials structural durability.
August 2017: Emily Melzer has been awarded a two-year traineeship through the Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Program, an NIH-funded predoctoral training program. The pre-doctoral training program aims to produce a grouop of chemists who have also received significant training in biology and of biologists who have also received significant training in chemistry, without sacrificing in-depth training in a core discipline. Ms. Melzer is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Microbiology Assistant Professor, Sloan Siegrist. Read more...
July 2017: Dr. Elizabeth (Lee) Stuart, a retired Microbiology faculty member, passed away on June 29, 2017, at the Fisher House in Amherst. Lee began her career at the University of Massachusetts in 1974 as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. In 1979 she moved to the Microbiology Department and held a number of positions through the years as research fellow, Director of Molecular and Microbial Lab Services, and Associate Professor, all while maintaining a program of Chlamydia vaccine research. She retired from UMass in 2011.
June 2017: Shelley Thibodo retired from the Department of Microbiology on June 3, after 38 years of service to the University. She served as the undergraduate program director and advisor to Microbiology majors. In addition to these roles she was the instructor for junior year writing and medical microbiology. Congratulations!
May 2017: Corelle Rokicki, a Microbiology junior, was recently selected to participate in the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (ASM-URF). Under the fellowship program, ASM recognizes rising young scientists who will represent the society and themselves to their full potential. The fellowship includes a summer stipend and travel funds to attend the ASM Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD) and ASM Microbe Meeting. Ms. Rokicki is currently working on research in the lab of Yasu Morita, Assistant Professor of Microbiology.