Past News & Announcements

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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...

In Memory of Elizabeth Stuart, Ph.D.

June 2017: AMHERST – Dr. Elizabeth Sutton Stuart passed away June 29, 2017, at Fisher Home in Amherst, which provided a place of comfort and peace for her and her family these last few weeks. 

Dr. Stuart worked at the University of Massachusetts for 40 years and most recently in the Microbiology Department where she held the position of Associate Professor and Director of Chlamydia Vaccine Research. Read more...



Shelley Thibodo Retirement

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!