Department of Chemistry at UMass Amherst

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Cutting Edge Research and INNOVATIVE EDUCATION

$10 million in external funding

The most Distinguished Teaching Award winning faculty
of any department at UMass

Upcoming Events

  • Feb

    Dr. Melissa J. Moore

    Emeritus, Moderna
    "mRNA as Medicine: COVID-19 Vaccines and beyond"
    11:30 am
    Five College Lecture
  • Feb

    Prof. Yuanyue Liu

    UT Austin
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    11:30 am
  • Mar

    Xianzhi Zhang

    "Transition metal catalyst (TMC)-embedded bioorthogonal nanozymes for anticancer therapeutics "
    2:00 pm
    Dissertation Defense
  • Apr

    Prof. Joseph Zaia

    Boston University
    School of Medicine

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