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Highlights:

  • BMB Undergrad Poster Session to be Held Homecoming Weekend

    BMB will be holding an undergraduate poster session on Friday, September 26th, from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., in the Life Science Laboratories (LSL) 3rd floor lobby, with laboratory tours available.  Presenters will discuss their research with BMB alumni as well as faculty and fellow students. 

  • Photo of Dr. Sergey Savinov

    BMB Welcomes Dr. Savinov to the Faculty

    BMB is pleased to welcome Extension Associate Professor Sergey Savinov, formerly a Senior Research Scientist at Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, to the Faculty.  Dr. Savinov will liaise with the leadership of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences research centers to develop a core facility for structure-based drug design.  He will also work with the UMass Worcester Small Molecule Screening Facility to develop, acquire and manage chemical libraries, and collaborate with researchers on both campuses to design small molecule screens, in addition to developing structure-based drug design and computational biology education modules to give students real-life experience in this burgeoning field.  

  • Dist. Prof. E Vierling of UMass Amherst

    Prof. Vierling Awarded NSF Funds for Research and Outreach

    Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Vierling received a four year grant for a total of $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigate features of plant energy metabolism that determine survival under stress conditions in order to optimize agricultural productivity. The research will examine the function of specific proteins in mitochondria (energy factories found in all cells), and involves collaborations with researchers in Germany and Australia.  The award also supports outreach activities to encourage teenage girls to consider science as a career option and to inform the public about the scientific basis of genetically modified plants. Read more

  • Gierasch Named to NIH Council of Councils

    Gierasch Named to NIH Council of Councils

    Lila M. Gierasch, Distinguished Professor, was appointed to the National Institute of Health's Council of Councils.  The council serves the NIH Director by recommending areas of research that the council members feel deserve attention for reasons of public health, because they have been underserved, or because they are areas of scientific opportunity.  [More]

  • Alice Cheung Delivers Distinguished Faculty Lecture

    Professor Alice Cheung was chosen as one of this year's four Distinguished Faculty Lecturers.  She delivered the lecture, "The Birds and the Bees: How Do Plants Produce Seeds?" on March 25th in which she described how the female lures or rejects a mate and the journey of the male to target and fertilize a female.  Read more

  • Reaching Out to the Community

    The Eureka! program is providing research experience in science and technology projectsto thirty eighth-grade girls from Holyoke.  Faculty members will work with the students on the Amherst campus over five summers, as the students move through middle and high school. Read more

  • BMB Club Gaining Momentum

    The undergraduate Biochem Club is in high gear, providing students with research and career information via alumni speakers, research and career workshops and opportunities to present research data.  Please contact us if you’d like to share your career experience! Read more

  • Dist. Prof. Elizabeth Vierling

    Elizabeth Vierling Chosen as Spotlight Scholar

    Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Vierling, a leader in research on heat stress in plants, is being recognized as a Spotlight Scholar. Vierling studies molecular chaperones, molecules necessary for protein folding, transport, modulation and regulation, and also important for plant stress tolerance.  Read more

  • Prof. Danny Schnell of UMass Amherst

    Danny Schnell Presented Award at Faculty Convocation

    BMB Professor Danny Schnell is one of five faculty on campus recognized at Faculty Convocation on October 4th.  He was presented the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity for his work in organelle biogenesis and protein import into plant chloroplasts.  Read more

  • New Life Science Laboratories Building Open for Research

    A number of very excited BMB faculty and their lab members, along with faculty from five other departments on campus, moved their labs and offices into Phase I of the new Life Science Laboratories which contains state-of-the-art open-format laboratories designed to foster collaboration among research groups. Read more