Graduate Profiles

In these profiles, current and former graduate students explain why they chose to conduct research in BMB labs and what they feel are the strengths of BMB and UMass Amherst.

2014

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In the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department everyone is willing to help the student in different ways. From filling out forms, to using a projector, to having a candy when you are not... more

2013

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Nothing beats the beautiful New England scenery that comes with the extraordinary science going on at UMass Amherst.  With the exceptional faculty and wide range of fundamental research topics,... more

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What appealed to me about the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department at UMass Amherst was the breadth of research that is conducted. It’s great to know that if you need to expand upon your... more

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I am currently a Masters student here in the MCB program at UMass Amherst. Spending several years as a Biochemistry/Cell Biology undergraduate at UMass has deepened my curiosity for much of what... more

2012

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UMass Amherst is a great place to be a graduate student because of the diversity of research we have on campus.  As a new graduate student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program, you have... more

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As an undergraduate I developed a foundation in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology, which gave me an exciting glimpse of the intricacy and complexity of these disciplines. Studying at... more

2011

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As a fledgling biochemist and frustrated student, I plopped down for the start of my first Biochemistry class. I had recently transferred from the biology department, with the hope it would... more

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My name is Keith Rood, and I am currently involved in the BMB 5th year Master’s program.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in BMB last year from UMass.  Throughout my time here, I have been very... more

2010

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Hi, my name is Chih-Heng Hsieh, and I am a former Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Masters student at University of Massachusetts (UMass) at Amherst. I graduated in September of 2010 with... more

2008

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I joined the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology as an international graduate student in 2002. I am certainly not the only one that benefited a lot from this excellent department... more