The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Core Facilities Showcase-2nd Annual TaCore Tuesday

Please join us on Tuesday, November 29, for the second annual UMass Amherst Core Facility Showcase in the Life Science Laboratories Conference Center from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

This will be a formal program including a poster competition (with awards!), student presentations, and a plenary talk from Distinguished Professor Lila Gierasch. The full agenda is below:


1:00 PM         Registration (coffee, tea, and light refreshments)

1:15 PM         Welcome remarks-Andrew Vinard, Director of Core Facilities

1:30 PM         Invited Student Presentations

Stephanie Delzell, Microbiology, PI: Dr. Michele Klingbeil, "New Insight Into Kinetoplast DNA Replication through Enzymatic Characterization of a Divergent DNA Polymerase"
Timothy Mehrmann, Microbiology, PI: Dr. Mandy Muller, "The Fight for Viral RNA Fate: Investigating the Interaction Between Shiftless and KSHV ORF57"

2:30 PM         Poster session and Meet-and-Greet with Core Facility directors

3:30 PM         Introduction-Peter Reinhart, Founding Director of IALS

Plenary talk, Lila Gierasch, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Chemistry, "A little history on how the powerful IALS Core Facilities came to their current state, and an example of their impact on our research” 

Closing remarks-Andrew Vinard

4:30 PM         Taco Bar Dinner  and networking
5:15 PM         Award presentations

Please share this with the students in your labs. We look forward to seeing you on November 29!