Upcoming Events

Apr 22 2019 - 12:10pm
Ana Torres-Ocampo Advisor:  Meg Stratton, BMB French Hall, 209
Apr 23 2019 - 4:00pm
MCB Seminar Marina Ramirez-Alvarado Mayo Clinic Hosts: Anne Gershenson and Dan Hebert Location: ISB 221
Apr 24 2019 - 4:00pm
TBA VASCI Seminar Darya Tourzani, PhD student UMass Amherst 221 Integrated Sciences Building Speaker: Notes: Refreshments at 3:45pm
Apr 24 2019 - 4:00pm
NSB Colloquium Jeff W. Lichtman Harvard University Host: Paul Katz
Apr 24 2019 - 4:00pm
VASCI Seminar Dipika Nandi, PhD student UMass Amherst 221 Integrated Sciences Building Speaker: Notes: Refreshments at 3:45pm
Apr 25 2019 - 11:30am
CHEM Seminar Amanda Hargrove Duke University Lederle Graduate Research Center 1634
Apr 25 2019 - 4:00pm
PB Seminar Lila Gierasch UMass Amherst Hosts: Alice Cheung and Elizabeth Vierling THURSDAY SEMINAR Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

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

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News & Events

Cancer T cells

Wednesday, April 17, 4:00 pm, LSL S330

CBD Special Seminar with Prof. Michael Green, Vice Provost for Strategic Research Initiatives; Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology; Director, Cancer Center; Co-Director, The Li Weibo Institute for Rare Diseases Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Researchers at the UMass Amherst, including assistant professor Jungwoo Lee, M2M and chemical engineering, have received a five-year, $1.76 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study how, in some people, cancer cells in the human body that have left the original site of the cancer change from dormant to active due to chemotherapy.

Stephen S. Nonnenmann, M2M and assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study energy conversion and storage applications using highly sensitive microscopes. The grant is from the NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) program.

Professor Eric Decker, Director of Nutriceutical Formulation Core Facility and head of food science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been elected president of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS), a century-old group that aims to advance the science and technology of oils, fats, proteins, surfactants and related materials. He has served as vice president of the organization over the past year.

Lumme, an Amherst-based company led by two recent UMass Amherst doctoral recipients, is among 20 startup companies chosen for The University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on April 10 in Washington, D.C.

Building Bridges tower

April 9, 2019, 12:00-7:00pm
Fine Arts Center Atrium

A one-day, drop-in event to celebrate the creative work of staff, students and faculty as we build new connections across the UMass community. This event will feature an exhibition of worker art, displays by immigrant workers, food, workshops, live music, spoken word and performances

Guodong Zhang, CBD and assistant professor of food science at UMass Amherst, is being honored with the 2019 Young Scientist Research Award from the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS). The award is given to scientists whose research “has significantly effected an advance within their discipline, or holds substantial promise for such an effect in the near future.”

Mingxu You, CBD and M2M, recently received a five-year, $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a next-generation sensor platform that uses fluorescent bio-sensing probes and RNA molecules to image proteins, nucleic acids and small molecules in living cells. The versatile technique is expected to enhance cell biology studies and disease diagnostics.

Neuroscience image

Friday, March 29, 3:00-4:30 pm, LSL S330

hMRC Distinguished Lecture with Prof. Gottfried Schlaug, Division Chief, BIDMC and HMS; Director of the Brain Repair and Neurorestoration Center, Baystate Medical Center.

UManage Conference

Thursday, March 28, 2019
8:00 am – 3:30 pm. Reception to follow.
Life Sciences Laboratories Conference Center, UMass Amherst

Come out with members of the UMass community to participate in this daylong conference focused on the state of science in the self-management of activity, sleep, and fatigue.

Join nurses, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs to engage in conversation around this important topic and expand your professional network.

Yubing Sun

Yubing Sun, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, also a member of both IALS M2M and CPHM, has received a five-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to build a key group of human cells in the laboratory – cells that cover surfaces of the body and line internal organs. The grant is from the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER).

Tuesday, March 19, 12:00 pm, LSL S330

hMRC Distinguished Lecture with Prof. Mauricio Delgado, Chair of Psychology, Rutgers University-Newark

Co-Sponsored with The Center for Research on Families.

Innovate with Mass Spectrometry: Lunch & Learn Series

Tuesday, March 19, 9 am - 2 pm, LSL S340

Join us for a unique mass spectrometry event focusing on novel technologies for biomolecule analysis. Engage with the experts in the field to hear about the latest innovations in these areas and more:

Jack Ford (left) and Jeremy Hall are two of the current student interns at ADDFab.

ADDFab is featured in a current article in BusinessWest. Learn how this core facility is helping train the next generation workforce and supporting the local manufacturing industry.

In an ongoing study exploring walking for health across the adult lifespan, University of Massachusetts Amherst kinesiology researchers found that walking cadence is a reliable measure of exercise intensity and set simple steps-per-minute guidelines for moderate and vigorous intensity.

Catrine Tudor-Locke, professor of kinesiology, and postdoctoral researchers Elroy Aguiar and Scott Ducharme concluded that for adults, age 21-40, walking about 100 steps per minute constitutes moderate intensity, while vigorous walking begins at about 130 steps per minute. 


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