Associate Dean's Message

Kendall Knight, PhD

We welcome your interest in pursuing a career in basic and biomedical research. With the recent significant increase in research funding and facilities, as well as the number of faculty and students, the University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the fastest growing research institutions in the United States. The opening of the Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building in October 2001, a 360,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art research facility added to the existing 600,000 sq. ft. of on-campus buildings and set the stage for ongoing expansion, which includes construction of the new ACC (Ambulatory Care Center), a 230,000 sq. ft. building that supports educational and clinical research efforts, and the Quantitative Health Sciences program. Most recently, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the Albert Sherman Center, scheduled to open in 2012. Along with state-of-art biomedical research laboratories and educational areas, this 500,000 sq. ft. facility will house the Gene Therapy Center, the RNA Therapeutics Center and the Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine. Our commitment to applying and creating improved technologies to enhance our understanding of the molecular complexities and treatment of human disease provides an outstanding training environment for students interested in pursuing an invigorating career in biomedical science. Please browse our websites to learn more about our programs, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Kendall L. Knight, Ph.D. 
Professor and Associate Dean
Assistant Vice-Provost for Admissions
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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