Steve Acquah, associate research professor of chemistry; the Digital Media Lab coordinator; and 2009 Lindau Meetings alumni; will be part of a team of Lindau alumni, young scientists and young economists participating in the first Sciathon hosted by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings.
Nutrition Ph.D. alumna Sharmin Hossain moderated a panel on public health careers as part of the 13th Annual NIH Career Symposium, which was held in virtual format this year. The panel also included current nutrition doctoral student Ruthfirst Ayande.
As concern grows among environmentalists and consumers about micro- and nanoplastics in the oceans and in seafood, they are increasingly studied in marine environments, say Baoshan Xing at UMass Amherst and colleagues in China. But “little is known about the behavior of nanoplastics in terrestrial environments, especially agricultural soils,” they add.
The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates. All exams will be held via video conferencing. Contact the department for online meeting information.
Final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates are scheduled as...
A new consensus statement in “Nature Microbiology” this month by 119 microbiologists from around the world, including Kristen DeAngelis, microbiology, say the long-standing rules for assigning scientific names to Bacteria and Archaea are overdue for an update.
Results of a new experiment by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that an online mutual-mentoring model called “Amplifying Voices” can create “trusting and supportive environments” among underrepresented minority women in STEM across academic institutions.