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


Danny Schnell has been chosen as a Spotlight Scholar for his work leading a team of academic and industrial researchers to increase the yield of the plant Camelina sativa as as biofuel source. The research is supported by a $4.2 M Department of Energy PETRO grant.

Lila Gierasch was awarded an Industry-Academic Collaborative Research Grant from the UMass President's Enhancement Funding and Schrödinger biotech firm to support a the project "Designing Modulators of Hsp70 Molecular Chaperones as Potential Therapeutics Against Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases".

An article on the "Design of Aromatic-Containing Cell-Penetrating Peptide Mimics with Structurally Modified π Electronics" by Brittany M. deRonde, Alexander Birke, and Greg Tew is featured in the February 9th issue of Chemistry - A European Journal.

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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