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Microbiologist Wilmore Webley To Be Honored At Springfield Juneteenth Event
Wilmore Webley, associate professor of microbiology and director of pre-med advising, will receive a special award at a community Juneteenth event at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center in Springfield.
Webley will be one of two people honored at the June 19 event with the theme “Families...
Researchers Create Self-Sustaining, Intelligent, Electronic Microsystems From Green Material
A research team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a self-autonomous living organism. The microsystem is constructed from a novel type of electronics...
UMass Amherst Food Scientists Aim To Make Plant-Based Protein Cheaper, Tastier, and Healthier
As meat-eating continues to increase around the world, food scientists are focusing on ways to create healthier, better-tasting and more sustainable plant-based protein products that mimic meat, fish, milk, cheese and eggs.
It’s no simple task, says renowned food scientist David Julian...
Troy Receives American Society For Nutrition Volunteer Of The Year Award
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the ASN Foundation have selected Lisa M. Troy, associate professor of nutrition, as a recipient of its ASN Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contributions to enhance, promote and support the...
Andrew Vinard named Recipient of Research and Engagement Outstanding Employee Award
Andrew Vinard, IALS Core Facilities Director, is the sixth winner of the Research and Engagement employee recognition award.
Andrew has been nominated multiple times throughout the R&E Outstanding Employee Award...
Eugenia Roberts and Eight Fellow Students Honored for Extraordinary Achievements
Nine outstanding undergraduates have received the fall 2020 Rising Researcher awards. The Rising Researcher program celebrates students who excel in research, scholarship or creative activity.
Among them is one of our 2019 Flow Cytometry Core Summer Interns, Eugenia Roberts. She is...
COVID-19 Update: Over 500,000 Tests Conducted and 30,000 Vaccines Administered
During the course of the academic year the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) has closely monitored COVID-19 test results. In this, final weekly update for the semester, the PHPC is pleased to share data that reflects the campus community’s commitment to public health — to date the PHPC has...
Songbird Neurons for Advanced Cognition Mirror the Physiology of Mammalian Counterparts
University of Massachusetts Amherst neuroscientists examining genetically identified neurons in a songbird’s forebrain discovered a remarkable landscape of physiology, auditory coding and network roles that mirrored those in the brains of mammals.
The research, published May 13 in Current...
Public Health Sciences Major Jyotika Vallurupalli Named Commencement Speaker
Jyotika Vallurupalli ‘21, a public health sciences major and Commonwealth Honors College student, has been selected as a 2021 student commencement speaker. She will deliver her address during the 3:00 pm commencement ceremony being held for majors from the School of Public Health and Health...
CBD Researchers Unveils the Latest Advance in Targeted Delivery of Therapeutic Proteins
Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan and his team of researchers have engineered a nanoparticle that is a potential breakthrough in the fight against cancer.
Kinesiology Doctoral Students Form New Student Chapter of the American Society of Biomechanics
A group of doctoral students in the department of kinesiology has formed the UMass Amherst Student Chapter of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB).
Biomechanics is the field of study that involves the application of mechanical principles in the study of biological systems. The ASB...
UMass Amherst-led Team Awarded $3M Grant to Decarbonize Computing
One of the recent revolutions in computing has been the advent of cloud-based platforms, which handle everything from music and video streaming to crunching enormous amounts of data for scientific research. Cloud infrastructure, used by companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others...
Johanna's Journey: Core Summer Intern
How a Core Summer Intern went from IALS to Moderna
James Chambers Co-Authored Paper on Preprint Server
James Chambers, Director of IALS Light Microscopy Facility, has co-authored a new paper now available on a preprint server. “Towards community-driven metadata standards for light microscopy: tiered specifications extending the OME model” is the result of the 4D Nucleome (4DN) Initiative and...
Serious Play: Tablet-based Video Games May Help People With Mild Cognitive Impairment
A University of Massachusetts Amherst biomedical informatician will use a $436,836 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the use of “serious games” played independently on computer tablets to improve brain function in older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)....