• Morita Lab Studies Glycolipid Biosynthesis as a Potential Drug Target

    The American Lung Association recently awarded Dr. Yasu Morita a grant to advance research to identify a protein involved in the production of glycolipids that can be targeted by new drugs. Read more »

  • Applied and Molecular Biotechnology (AMB) Master's Program in its Fourth Year

    The Applied and Molecular Biotechnology Program welcomed its fourth class in Fall 2016. Read more »

  • DeAngelis Lab Studies Climate Change and Its Affects on Soil Microbial Communities

    One of several research projects underway in Kristen DeAngelis' Molecular Microbial Ecology Lab is the study of how long-term climate warming affects microbial feedbacks to climate change. Read more »

  • Holden Studies Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in Northeastern Pacific

    One of the many research projects currently underway in the Holden Laboratory is the study of geomicrobiology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the Juan de Fuca Ridge in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Read more »

  • Derek Lovley

    Lovley Invention Boosts the University's Number of Patents Recorded in One Year

    Derek Lovley, Distinguished University Professor, and Kelly Nevin Lovley, Research Assistant Professor, have developed and licensed a new technology, microbial electrosynthesis, which led the University of Massachusetts to record 62 patents in 2015 which is a record-high for the University. Read more... Read more »

News & Announcements

Microbiology Club

October 2017: Interested in learning more about Microbiology? Want to connect with other students and Microbiology faculty? Join the Microbiology Club for Undergraduates on October 18 at 6:00 p.m. in 610N of the Life Science Laboratory to learn more. Read more...

Siegrist Receives NIH Grant to study TB

October 2017: Sloan Siegrist has received a five-year, $2.3 million National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award to study the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. New Innovator Awards are designed to support unusually innovative research from early career investigators. Read more...

What is AMB?

October 2017: Don’t know what to do with your bachelor’s degree? Do you like to work with your hands? Are you curious, creative and like science? Do you want to work in biotech? Please join Applied and Molecular Biotechnology Advisor, Jeffrey Kane, on Monday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Skinner 112 to find out more about this unique one year accelerated master’s program focused on the skills you can apply in a career in biotech.

Microbiology Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

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.

Emily Melzer Awarded Traineeship

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...