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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.

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.

GSBS Career Pathways Communities expose PhD students to new career options

GSBS Career Pathways Communities expose PhD students to new career options

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students are getting out of their labs to expand their professional horizons in the new Career Pathways Communities, the latest innovation of the Center for Biomedical Career Development.

Summer Enrichment Program preps aspiring undergraduates with a dose of medical school rigor

Summer Enrichment Program preps aspiring undergraduates with a dose of medical school rigor

The Summer Enrichment Program Class of 2018 came to UMass Medical School with dreams of medical careers. They left four weeks later with tangible skills, knowledge and support to help turn their dreams into reality.

UMass Cancer Walk turns 20 in September

UMass Cancer Walk turns 20 in September

The UMass Cancer Walk and Run will celebrate its 20th anniversary this September. Sponsors and fundraising team leaders gathered on campus on Wednesday, June 20, to meet with cancer researchers and clinicians, tour cancer research labs, and get to work on the event’s ambitious goal of raising $750,000 this year.

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.  

Asia Matthew-Onabanjo and Ashley Matthew top poster awardees at N.E. Science Symposium

Asia Matthew-Onabanjo and Ashley Matthew top poster awardees at N.E. Science Symposium

MD/PhD students Asia Matthew-Onabanjo and Ashley Matthew won first and second place Ruth and William Silen, MD Awards for poster presentations in the Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry or Physiology Category at the 2018 New England Science Symposium.

Gov. Baker signs Life Science Bond Bill, continuing state’s investment in biomedical research

Gov. Baker signs Life Science Bond Bill, continuing state’s investment in biomedical research

Gov. Baker signed the Life Science Bond Bill into law on Friday, June 15, re-authorizing legislation that created the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and that helped propel the commonwealth’s rise as a global leader in biomedical sciences research and development. The new legislation designates $463 million in new capital authorizations.

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