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3/11/2014 5/13/2014

Watson and Conine receive Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award  

Emma Watson (thesis mentor Dr. Marian Walhout) and Colin Conine (thesis mentor Dr. Craig Mello) are recipients of the 2014 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. This award, established in 2000, recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological

12/29/2011 5/16/2014

GSBS Alum makes breakthrough in Angelman Syndrome: Unsilencing imprinted genes  

2008 graduate, Hsien Sung Huang, Ph.D., has discovered topoisomerase inhibitors that can unsilence Ube3a in several regions of the central nervous system such as hippocampus, striatum, cerebral cortex, cerebellum and spinal cord. Ube3a is paternally imprinted and maternally active. Loss

9/17/2010 3/5/2014

Oral Presentation at the American College of Rheumatology National Meeting  

Melissa Matzelle, PhD student, will give an oral presentation at the American College of Rheumatology national meeting in Atlanta, Georgia in a Concurrent Session on RA pathogenesis. Melissa is studying pathogenic mechanisms of articular bone destruction in arthritis in Dr.

9/17/2010 3/5/2014

BBS Student, Melissa Matzelle awarded Abbott Bioresearch Fellowship in Translational Science  

Melissa Matzelle, a Cell Biology graduate student in the lab of Ellen Gravallese, Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology and Chief of Rheumatology at UMass Memorial, was awarded the Abbott Bioresearch Fellowship in Translational Science. This award will support Melissa's

4/6/2010 3/5/2014

Charisa Cottonham, PhD Candidate, Receives the 2010 Hope Scholarship  

The Hope Scholarship is awarded by the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) at Harvard. The Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP), founded in 1991, was incorporated as a not for profit organization in 1994. BSCP's first student conference took place in

3/25/2010 5/16/2014

Two UMMS GSBS Students Awarded the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award by The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center  

Two UMMS GSBS students have been awarded the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This award is widely regarded by faculty as the highest award that any graduate student in the biomedical

12/15/2009 3/5/2014

Nang Maung, MGM Graduate Student, awarded Travel Grant to attend International Symposium on Pneumococci  

Nang Maung is a fifth year PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. John Leong (MGM). Recently, Nang's abstract was selected for a Travel Grant to attend the 7th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases meeting in Tel Aviv,

12/15/2009 3/5/2014

Hantavirus findings of Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research featured in Wall Street Journal  

Hantavirus research of Dr. Francis Ennis' lab was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. Read Full Article   http article SB10001424052748703819904574553810498042156.html     0none2009 11 24Of Mice and Men Why Hantavirus is so Deadly

12/15/2009 3/5/2014

Drinking Study Rewarded  

Linzy Hendrickson received the Suzannah Bliss Tieman Award for the best poster by a graduate student at the 17th Northeast Under graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience (N.E.U.R.O.N.) conference, held at Boston Latin School on Nov. 22, 2009. Linzy is a

12/15/2009 3/5/2014

Cell Biology Graduate Student, Charusheila Ramkumar, Presents Poster at American Association of Cancer Research  

Charusheila Ramkumar, a graduate student in the Department of Cell Biology, presented a poster titled " Smurf2 deficient mice exibit increased tumorigenesis " at AACR (American Association of Cancer Research) Conference on Frontiers in Basic Research. Charusheila was the first