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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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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.

Sandra Petersen, veterinary and animal sciences and M2M, recently received a two-year, $438,000 exploratory grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to further her studies of a little-known gene, CUG RNA-binding protein 2 (CUGBP2), which affects sex-specific development processes in the brain and has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, neural cell death and reproductive disorder.

Sandra Petersen, veterinary and animal sciences and M2M, recently traveled to Warsaw, Poland, to serve on a panel of international experts that reviewed large project grants for the Poland International Research Agenda Programme.

Geng-Lin Li, biology and M2M, recently was awarded a five-year, $1.6 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study auditory signal processing in the inner ear. His findings will expand basic understanding of hearing and could lead to better hearing protection.

John Clark, professor of veterinary and animal sciences and M2M, is corresponding author.

The article “Expansion of the Knockdown Resistance Frequency Map for Human Head Lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) in the United States Using Quantitative Sequencing” correlates the loss of efficacy of anti-lice treatments with certain mutations in the lice.

Peter Chien, biochemistry and molecular biology and M2M, received the 2017 CNS Outstanding Faculty Award for Research-Early Career.

The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) hosted its annual international symposium this past February in San Diego. The Association awarded Charlene Coleman of IALS an “ABRF Outstanding Scientist/Technologist Travel Award” which assists in offsetting the cost of attending the conference. The travel awards are granted to scientists and technologists who have made significant contributions to biomolecular research or institutions.

John "Jay" Schwartz, AcuityBio, Inc. published an article "So, You Think You Have an Idea: A Practical Risk Reduction-Conceptual Model for Academic Translational Research" Bioengineering 2017, 4(2), 29.

The article provides an overview and framework for academic researchers to use which will help them define the elements of a market-driven translational program.

Catrine Tudor-Locke, CPHM and kinesiology, has studied step-counts and their associated health benefits, says the perks seem to diminish the more walking you do. So while 15,000 is better for you than 10,000, “you get the biggest bang for your buck at the low end, or just getting off your couch and getting a few thousand when you used to get close to none,” she says. In other words, shoot for 15K, but if you don’t make it, don’t sweat it.

Jessica Schiffman, CPHM and assistant professor of chemical engineering, says using the nanofiber strips to prevent fouling and clogging of the membranes would be a high-technology improvement to what is already a widely used state-of-the-art water treatment method. She has been awarded a one-year, $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems division for the research.

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