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Related Seminars in Life Science

 

The Calendar for Graduate Programs in Life Sciences lists related seminars across seven different graduate programs.

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Evolutionary biologist Craig Albertson, M2M and biology, found that the rate at which larval fish exercise their jaw muscles in a gaping behavior influences how the skull develops. The more vigorously it exercises the more response is seen in bone development, particularly a critical bone used in opening the jaw. Results appear in the current early online issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

University of Massachusetts engineer Jae-Hwang Lee (M2M) has co-authored a research article on cold spray additive manufacturing that seeks to provide a fundamental understanding of the process. Cold spray takes micron-sized particles and accelerates them at supersonic velocities through a specially designed rocket nozzle to strike the surface of a receiving material. The impacting particles undergo extreme plastic deformation and then consolidate, thus forming a dense coating with a near net-shaped quality. The findings are published in the journal Nature Scientific Report.

Molecular biologists Alice Cheung (M2M) and Hen-Ming Wu, both of biochemistry and molecular biology, recently were awarded a combined $1.35 million from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Integrative and Organismal Systems and Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences to support their continued work in plant male-female interactions, which lead to fertilization and seed production, and in exploring basic mechanisms in plant signal transduction pathways.

Li-Jun Ma, biochemistry and molecular biology and M2M, an expert in fungal comparative genomics, has received a five-year, $880,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to address Pathogenic fungi, the kind that cause wilt diseases in more than 100 plants species, can pose serious threats to agricultural productivity. The Fusarium oxysporum fungus causes wilt in plant species including tomato, cotton, watermelon and banana, costing farmers billions of dollars in losses worldwide each year. The disease is difficult to control.

David Julian McClements, food science, CBD and M2M, has joined the scientific advisory council of the Nature’s Bounty Company. Members are chosen for their expertise in different areas of science and nutrition. McClements specializes in developing food-based delivery systems for bioactive components, such as vitamins and neutraceuticals.

David Sela, food science, CBD and M2M, and colleagues report the first evidence that certain beneficial gut bacteria are able to grow when fed a carbohydrate found in cranberries and further, that they exhibit a special non-typical metabolism.

R. Thomas Zoeller, biology and M2M, says the discovery that a common blood sugar medication or an extra dose of a thyroid hormone can reverse some signs fetal alcohol syndrome in rates may help scientists find an effective treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in humans.

Laura N. Vandenberg, environmental health sciences and M2M, comments in a story about how preparing meals in advance, while generally a healthy practice, does run the risk of exposure to chemicals such as bisphenol A, an endocrine disruptor, that is found in plastic containers that are used to heat prepared meals.

On Friday, June 30, more than 120 people from dozens of advanced and precision manufacturing firms, research and development companies, commercial lenders and community colleges came to learn first-hand about how the newly opened core facilities can help them to boost the state’s manufacturing economy.

In a recent paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Peter Chien (M2M and biochemistry and molecular biology) and Kamal Joshi, a doctoral candidate in the molecular and cellular biology graduate program, show that adaptor degradation is highly regulated in a specific, substrate-sensitive way.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE GRAND OPENING OF THE

Institute for Applied Life Sciences
Advanced Manufacturing Facilities

Friday, June 30, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. networking to follow


Life Science Laboratories
240 Thatcher Road
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Isenberg MBA fellows work with award winning venture scientists.

The global event for biotechnology. June 19-22, 2017 | San Diego, CA

The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

Materials scientist Trisha Andrew is director of wearable electronics at the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM) and assistant professor in the Chemistry department.  In a new paper this month, she and colleagues outline how they have invented a way to apply breathable, pliable, metal-free electrodes to fabric and off-the-shelf clothing so it feels good to the touch and also transports enough electricity to power small electronics.

Scott Garman, biochemistry and molecular biology and M2M, was one of five Public Engagement Project fellows who visited the State House May 9 to share their research and explore synergies in meetings with 16 state representatives, senators and other policy leaders.

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