CBI members are doing incredible things! Congratulations to the professors, students, and labs recently in the news for their achievements...

  • The CBI grant was renewed for year 20--with an increase in funding! NIH has increased support of the program from 7 to 8 trainee slots for 2015!
  • Three speakers have already been scheduled for the 20th anniversary seminar series: Susan Marqusee (UC Berkeley) will be presenting the MCB CBI Seminar on April 14th, 2015; John Kozarich (ActivX Biosciences) will present the Chemistry CBI Seminar on May 7th, 2015; David Mooney (Harvard) will be presenting the PSE CBI seminar on September 11th, 2015. More details are listed on the CBI Seminar page.
  • CBI Newsletter 2014

Congratulations to Kamal Joshi, who won a prize for his poster on "An Adaptor Hub Regulates Degradation of Critical Bacterial Cell-Cycle Regulators" at the MCB Retreat on February 28th.

Maria Santore was selected to give the Penn Engineering Grace Hopper Lecture on April 29, 2015.

Shelly Peyton and Joe Jerry were featured in a Research Next article for their work on the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Scott Eron gives CBI a shout out in a recent interview explaining what drew him to UMass.

Vince Rotello and group were featured in Nature Nanotechnology for their work on the development of a multi-channel sensor method using gold nanoparticles that can accurately profile various anti-cancer drugs and their mechanisms in minutes (December 2014).

S. "Thai" Thaymanavan presented a Distinguished Faculty Lecture on "Smart Therapy: The Search for Better-Targeted Delivery Systems" in December 2014.

M. "Muthu" Muthukumar and group were featured in The Journal of Chemical Physics for their work on "Electrophoretic mobilities of counterions and a polymer in cylindrical pores" (September 2014).

Peter Chien was awarded a five-year grant totaling $1.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to understand how bacteria destroy their own proteins when dealing with stress.


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