Retirement Reception Planned for Jeffrey Blaustein

Jeffrey Blaustein
Jeffrey Blaustein

Jeffrey Blaustein, retiring professor of psychological and brain sciences, will be honored with a retirement reception on Friday, May 19 from 5-6 p.m. in Old Chapel.

The reception will wrap up a full-day symposium on reproductive neuroendocrinology honoring Blaustein.

Dubbed “JeffFest,” the symposium is run by the Center for Neuroendocrine Studies. Details of the symposium and registration information are here.

Blaustein, who holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from UMass Amherst, studies the cellular processes by which estrogens and progestins act in the brain to influence behavior, mental health, and cognitive function.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a former SamuelF. Conti Fellow and former president of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.

He won the UMass Amherst Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011.

For more information, contact Luke Remage-Healey,, 413/545-0772.