UMass Amherst BMB is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), which gives our majors the opportunity to take an exam and have their degree certified to demonstrate competitiveness against peers from across the nation.
BMB Professors Lila Gierasch and Dan Hebert, in collaboration with UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) and the UMass Chan Medical School, detail their work mapping the expression and maturation of the protein alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The results of this decade-long collaboration will be instrumental in helping to treat a wide range of genetic diseases.
BMB Professor Li-Jun Ma was elected as one of the nine members of the Fungal Genetics Policy Steering Committee at the Fungal Genetic conference this past March. She will serve the international fungal community from 2022 - 2028.
The TIDE Ambassadors Program (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Equity) was developed by the Center for Teaching and Learning to explore how to enhance students’ learning and academic success across cultural, social, and learning differences by adopting a strength-based, inclusive, and equitable approach to teaching and learning grounded in the value of diversity.
The Goldwater Scholarship Program seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming the next generation of research leaders in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Wyatt Tran, a double major in microbiology and biochemistry & molecular biology, is one of three UMass Amherst students to receive the award this year.
Awarded by the UMass Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Lilly Fellowship for Teaching Excellence enables promising early-career faculty to expand their expertise in teaching while pursuing the teaching and scholarly activity expected of faculty at a major research university.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an iterative, systematic inquiry with the goal of improving student learning processes. The SoTL Sprint program allows UMass faculty to develop a research project to investigate an idea or compelling problem related to teaching and student learning outcomes.
Jenny will be collaborating with Novoron Bioscience, a San Diego-based biotechnology company that seeks to develop therapies to reverse central nervous system damage.
The Journal of Molecular Biology is a biweekly, peer-reviewed, scientific journal covering all aspects of molecular biology. ChangHui Pak co-edited this issue with Yubing Sun from the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at UMass.
BMB Professor and CNS Dean Tricia Serio joins this year's class of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows, which is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed by the scientific community.
BMB and Chemistry Professor Jianhan Chen will use the grant to support research in his computational biophysics lab aimed at better understanding the role of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) in biology and human disease.