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Cabbage looper moth genome sequenced at UMass Medical School

Cabbage looper moth genome sequenced at UMass Medical School

The genome of the cabbage looper, a common vegetable pest, has been assembled by scientists working in the lab of Phillip Zamore, PhD, at UMass Medical School. The cabbage looper genome is an important new model system for studying insecticide resistance and small RNAs.

Dohoon Kim receives $2 million Young Investigator Award from Suh Kyungbae Science Foundation

Dohoon Kim receives $2 million Young Investigator Award from Suh Kyungbae Science Foundation

Dohoon Kim, PhD, was named a 2017 Suh Kyungbae Science Foundation Young Investigator Award recipient. The accompanying $2 million, five-year grant will support research into changes in metabolic pathways that support cancer cells.

Grafton teen takes top honors in Brain Bee at UMass Medical School

Grafton teen takes top honors in Brain Bee at UMass Medical School

Grafton High School student Colin Wood was the winner of the 12th annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee held at UMass Medical School on Saturday, Feb. 10. He will represent Massachusetts at the Society for Neuroscience United States National Brain Bee in March. 

Local media outlets report on influenza research at UMass Medical School

Local media outlets report on influenza research at UMass Medical School

UMass Medical School infectious disease and immunology physician-scientist Jennifer Wang, MD, and colleagues are searching for ways to better treat and prevent infection by the virus, according to reports in local media.

Job Dekker receives 2018 Edward Novitski Prize

Job Dekker receives 2018 Edward Novitski Prize

The Genetics Society of America has named Job Dekker, PhD, the recipient of the 2018 Edward Novitski Prize for his “extraordinary level of creativity and intellectual ingenuity in the solution of significant problems in genetics research.”

UMMS cough expert: Over-the-counter cough medicine offers no benefit in treating flu, cold symptoms

UMMS cough expert: Over-the-counter cough medicine offers no benefit in treating flu, cold symptoms

Richard Irwin, MD, professor of medicine, said over-the-counter cough medicines offer no relief for the cough associated with influenza or the common cold. 

UMass Medical School physician-scientists’ research promises better flu prevention, treatment

UMass Medical School physician-scientists’ research promises better flu prevention, treatment

In this Expert’s Corner Q&A, infectious disease specialist, immunologist and hospital physician Jennifer Wang, MD, discusses the scientific underpinnings of a severe flu season, and the innovative research she and colleagues are conducting to find better means of treatment and prevention.

Graduate School of Nursing dean and professor emeritus Lillian Goodman, EdD, dies at 94

Graduate School of Nursing dean and professor emeritus Lillian Goodman, EdD, dies at 94

The Graduate School of Nursing and the UMass Medical School community mourn the passing of Lillian Goodman, EdD, dean and professor emeritus of the GSN and a pioneer and passionate advocate for advanced practice nursing education in Massachusetts.

Grant expands opportunities for underrepresented students in biomedical sciences to pursue graduate study

Grant expands opportunities for underrepresented students in biomedical sciences to pursue graduate study

A new, $1.4 million National Institutes of Health grant is funding an expansion of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Pathway to Graduate Studies program. Brian Lewis, PhD, is co-investigator on the grant.

Martin Luther King Jr. tribute celebrates service at UMMS

Martin Luther King Jr. tribute celebrates service at UMMS

The life and words of Martin Luther King. Jr. resonated at UMass Medical School on Monday, Jan. 22, during the annual event highlighting the many ways in which members of the UMMS and UMass Memorial community enact his legacy of service.

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