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
January 2015: UMass Microbiology welcomes 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.
January 2015: Lucy Stewart, Microbiology Ph.D. candidate, was recognized with an Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) in Biogeosciences at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting held in San Francisco in December 2014.
January 2015: Luiza Korobkova, Microbiology Class of 2015, has received the Joel Goldenberg Memorial Scholarship from the Boston Area Chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). ISPE is a non-profit, professional society serving the life sciences industry, including college and university students preparing to entr related fields. The scholarship program was established to honor the memory of Boston Area Chapter Past President Joel Goldenberg.
January 2015: In the fight against malaria, Stephen Rich and a team of researchers from UMass and Worcester Polytechnic Institute have found using the whole plant from Artemisia annua resists and remains effective for up to three times longer than the pure drug artemisinin, the current pharmaceutical drug used to treat malaria. Details of the research team's findings have been reported this week in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more...
These recent findings by Dr. Rich's research team were also featured in the New York Times. Read more...