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Paulo Martins recognized as Rising Star by International Liver Transplant Society

Paulo Martins recognized as Rising Star by International Liver Transplant Society

Paulo Martins, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery, has been recognized for his pioneering work in the area of liver transplantation by the International Liver Transplant Society.

Paul Greer named Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

Paul Greer named Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

Paul L. Greer, PhD, has been named a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar and will receive up to $110,000 annually for up to five years to support research into Alzheimer’s disease. The foundation supports early career scientists pursuing creative and promising research.

John Harris lab identifies new pathway to reverse vitiligo

John Harris lab identifies new pathway to reverse vitiligo

John E. Harris, MD, PhD, and colleagues have made a promising discovery that could lead to therapies for vitiligo with longer-lasting effects, according to new research published in Science Translational Medicine on July 18.

Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute rededicated at UMMS

Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute rededicated at UMMS

The Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute at UMass Medical School, focused on the comprehensive study of the brain and behavior, was recently rededicated after being relocated to the Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building.

Jaime Rivera, Guangping Gao develop new genome-editing technology to model human disease

Jaime Rivera, Guangping Gao develop new genome-editing technology to model human disease

Jaime Rivera, PhD, and Guangping Gao, PhD, have developed a new technology using CRISPR/Cas9 that they believe will help other scientists model human disease more quickly and effectively than allowed by current techniques.

Ishani Dasgupta focused on how cells communicate; signaling pathways may hold clues to disease

Ishani Dasgupta focused on how cells communicate; signaling pathways may hold clues to disease

Ishani Dasgupta, PhD, a postdoc in the lab of Dannel McCollum, PhD, is a cell biologist interested in how cells communicate with each other. Learn more about her research in this Women in Science video.

John Harris sheds light on treatments for vitiligo in WBZ-TV segment

John Harris sheds light on treatments for vitiligo in WBZ-TV segment

UMass Medical School vitiligo expert John Harris, MD, PhD, raised awareness and addressed misconceptions about the skin condition vitiligo in an interview with Mallika Marshall of WBZ-TV.

Inaugural UMMS RNA Therapeutics Institute scientific conference this week

Inaugural UMMS RNA Therapeutics Institute scientific conference this week

More than 350 academic, biotechnology and industry leaders will converge on the Albert Sherman Center at UMass Medical School on June 28 and 29 for the RNA Therapeutics Institute’s inaugural conference and symposium, “RNA Therapeutics: From Base Pairs to Bedside.”

Telegram & Gazette reports on diet for debilitating intestinal disorders

UMMS researchers are trying to understand how an anti-inflammatory diet already shown to help inflammatory bowel disease patients works. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette talked to them about what they are hoping to learn from a clinical trial now underway.

Riccio Fund for Neuroscience awards first research grants

Riccio Fund for Neuroscience awards first research grants

In 2018-2019, the Riccio Fund for Neuroscience, funded by a gift from  Diane M. Riccio, PhD, GSBS ’03, and her husband, Dan, will support four $50,000 seed grants in the neurosciences.  

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