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
July 2015: Dr. John Burand, Professor of Microbiology, testified on Beacon Hill before the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. The meeting, held on Tuesday, July 28, was a bee oversight hearing focusing mainly on colony collapse disorder and related legislation that has been proposed. Dr. Burand gave a presentation on the impact of the bee colony collapse. Read more...
July 2015: Microbiology faculty member, Dr. James Holden, has been promoted to the rank of Professor effective September 1, 2015.
May 2015: Dorothy Tovar, Microbiology Class of 2015, was recognized at the UMass Undergraduate Commencement as one of 10 students chosen to be 21st Century Leaders. This award recognizes graduating seniors who have demonstrated exemplary standards of achievement, initiative and social awareness and are made possible by the generous financial support of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association.
May 2015: Jessica Smith, Postdoctoral Research Associate, has been selected by the College of Natural Sciences to receive the 2015-2016 Manning Inventor Fellowship for her project, Real Time Subsurface Microbial Activity Monitoring of Contaminants. Dr. Smith's postdoctoral advisor is Dr. Derek Lovley, Distinguished University Professor. Read more...
April 2015: Who should take part in #UMassGives? Everyone! UMassGives is 36 amazing hours beginning Wednesday, April 29 at noon through April 30 at midnight when alumni, parents, students, and friends inspire and encourage each other to make a gift online. Tweet, post, like, give and share for the Department of Microbiology. In our department, UMassGives is about supporting our students. Make a gift to enhance the annual Curt Thorne Carry On Award for Microbiology graduate students. Every gift will make a difference!