Biophysicist Nikhil S. Malvankar, a postdoctoral researcher at UMass Amherst, has received a coveted five-year, $500,000 career award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to assist him in moving from advanced postdoctoral training into a faculty position.
Neil S. Forbes, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant from Earlier.org, a Greensboro, N.C.-based organization that funds research into the early detection of breast cancer.
Forbes says he is working to develop a non-toxic, non-invasive bacteria...
Three faculty-led projects have been awarded $15,000 Public Service Endowment Grants by the vice chancellor for research and engagement.
Jonathan Rosa, assistant professor of anthropology, plans to use the grant to train students from Holyoke’s Paolo Freire School as sociolinguistic...
A new three-year, $440,000 study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at UMass Amherst is now underway to investigate whether phthalate levels in expectant fathers have an effect on the couples’ reproductive success.
The W.M. Keck Electron Microscopy Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is consolidating two sophisticated electron microscopes and a team of expert operators to provide centralized services for all departments on campus.
Audiology doctoral candidate Amanda Griffin of UMass Amherst is seeking children ages six to 12 years old who either have normal hearing or permanent hearing loss in just one ear, for a study looking at the impact of classroom listening environments on speech understanding and comprehension.
A research team led by Sam Nugen received a $495,950 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve food safety by developing faster ways to detect and remove microbial contamination.
A new study of how biodiversity arises, by evolutionary biologists at UMass Amherst, shows how a mutation in a single gene during development can lead to different consequences not only in how an animal’s skull and jaw are shaped, but how this leads to different feeding strategies to exploit different ecological niches.
Paul J. Dauenhauer, a leading researcher in biofuels and an assistant professor of chemical engineering at UMass Amherst, is one of 15 researchers in the country to receive the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
Underage male college students who report using marijuana in the month before they were surveyed had a high prevalence of driving under its influence and of riding with a marijuana-using driver, at a rate more than double that of driving or riding after alcohol use, say researchers from the UMass Amherst.