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2/25/2014 3/12/2014

Luban and Morrison elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology  

  Luban and Morrison elected fellows of the American Academy of MicrobiologyBy Sandra Gray UMass Medical School Communications February 25, 2014 UMass Medical School scientists Jeremy Luban, MD, and Trudy Morrison, PhD, have been elected fellows of the American Academy

1/29/2014 3/13/2014

Young Australian of the Year National Finalist, Clare Smith  

  National Finalist Young Australian of the Year 2014Clare SmithMedical researcher Dr Clare Smith is playing a critical role in the eradication of a disease which affects millions of people around the globe each year. Malaria, the mosquito borne infectious

1/12/2014 3/13/2014

University of Massachusetts researchers discover natural way to fight Mtb  

 University of Massachusetts researchers discover natural way to fight Mtb Samuel M. Behar, MD, PhD, professor of microbiology and physiological systems, explains new research which shows that immune cells called “invariant natural killer T cells” help fight mycobacterium tuberculosis. Vaccine

11/25/2013 3/13/2014

Research shows antifungal medicine may increase vulnerability to flu  

  Fungus fighting drug may make mild flu meanerMice given a drug commonly used in patients to fight systemic fungal infections more often succumb to what would otherwise be a mild case of the flu. The evidence reported in the

11/12/2013 3/13/2014

Optogenetics pioneer Karl Deisseroth to present 15th Fred Fay lecture  

Optogenetics pioneer Karl Deisseroth to present 15th Fred Fay lectureNovember 6, 2013 Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, will present “Optical Deconstruction of Fully Assembled Biological Systems” as the 15th annual Fredric S. Fay Memorial Lecture. Dr. Deisseroth (at right) is a

11/4/2013 3/13/2014

Examining how cytomegalovirus spreads from mother to fetus  

  Examining how cytomegalovirus spreads from mother to fetusUMMS identifies new insights into leading cause of birth defects associated with infection By Jim FessendenNovember 1, 2013UMass Medical School Communications  Left to Right Timothy F. Kowalik, PhD, associate professor of microbiology

9/16/2013 3/13/2014

At Café Woo, scientists strive to demystify their work  

 "By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true," wrote Albert Einstein. "This right implies also a duty one must not conceal any part

8/19/2013 3/13/2014

Gut check: Consumers, scientists target colon health  

 Gut check Consumers, scientists target colon healthGSBS student explains latest research into intestinal bacteria and how it’s connected to a billion dollar marketBy Kelly HallstromAugust 16, 2013UMass Medical School Communications  Soaring consumer interest in a healthy gut is fueling a

8/12/2013 3/13/2014

Gene Silencing is Golden  

 http http www.the scientist.com ?articles.view articleNo 36692 title Gene Silencing Is Golden

8/12/2013 3/13/2014

Jacobson recounts 40-year journey from basic science to drug discovery  

Summer Undergraduate Research keynote concludes lab immersion for 32 college studentsIn his humorously titled but seriously informative presentation “Wandering 40 Years in the Desert,” Allan Jacobson, PhD, described the long, meandering path that can characterize a career in scientific research.

5/8/2013 3/13/2014

GI Distress at work and play  

  UMMS professor marries her love of science with musicBy Bryan GoodchildMay 1, 2013UMass Medical School Communications    Beth McCormick, PhD, spends long hours in the lab, seeking to understand the bacterial pathogenesis of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. Outside

3/11/2013 3/13/2014

Could a bitter compound provide clues about how to treat asthma?  

For a long time, scientists thought the taste receptors that signal sweet, bitter, or salty were found only in our taste buds. Then, things started to get weird. Six years ago, researchers found taste receptors in the cells of the

11/26/2012 3/13/2014

Ulrich von Andrian to deliver Fred Fay Lecture  

  Ulrich von Andrian to deliver Fred Fay LectureAnnual event honors late physiology professor and microscopy pioneerNovember 19, 2012 Ulrich H. von Andrian, MD, PhD, the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Professor of Immunopathology at Harvard Medical School, will deliver the 14th

9/10/2012 3/13/2014

Two distinguished faculty members receive named professorships  

  Two distinguished faculty members receive named professorships Brown, Jacobson to be invested on Thursday, September 13       Two UMass Medical School professors have been awarded named professorships, designations that honor distinguished faculty members while reflecting the dedication

7/20/2012 3/13/2014

UMMS Retreat on Imaging Technologies, Applications, and Resources, May 29th, 2012. Presentations available for viewing.  

  UMMS Retreat on Imaging Technologies, Applications, and Resources, May 29th, 2012. Presentations available for viewing. Please follow this link to the presentation UMMS Retreat on Imaging Technologies, Applications, and Resources

6/15/2012 3/13/2014

High school scientist encouraged to pursue his dream  

  High school scientist encouraged to pursue his dreamResearch conducted in UMMS labs, with UMMS mentors, qualifies for national competition  By Kristen O’ReillyUMass Medical School CommunicationsJune 15, 2012       Rahi Punjabi with Beth McCormick in her lab.  Rahi Punjabi is

6/4/2012 3/13/2014

Samantha Palace, recipient of the GSBS Award for Excellence  

  Samantha Palace, a former technician in the Goguen lab, is the recipient of the GSBS Award for Excellence in the First Year Core Curriculum and plans to join the Goguen Lab where she will be working on her Ph.D.

3/26/2012 3/13/2014

Expert’s Corner: Sassetti on TB’s appetite for cholesterol  

  Christopher M. Sassetti, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology & physiological systems, is uncovering the fundamental physiology of mycobacterium tuberculosis, one of the most devastating diseases in the world, in order to identify new biological targets for potential anti microbial

3/12/2012 3/13/2014

In search of . . . influenza pathogenesis: Brian Akerley, PhD  

  Brian Akerley, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology & physiological systems, talks about the grant he received from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for Mechanisms of Haemophilus influenzae pathogenesis in the lung one year, $661,927 recommended for

12/12/2011 3/13/2014

Two researchers elected to prestigious scientific society  

  Reppert and Morrison named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science UMass Medical School scientists Steven Reppert, MD, and Trudy G. Morrison, PhD, have been elected by their peers as Fellows of the American Association for

6/3/2011 3/13/2014

Empowering a community - At WRAP Family Health Night, youth shine as advocates and Leaders  

  Empowering a community At WRAP Family Health Night, youth shine as advocates and leaders By Ellie CastanoUMass Medical School Communications May 31, 2011 Attendees show off the take home materials that reinforce the lessons learned at the WRAP Family

5/24/2011 3/13/2014

In search of . . . understanding intestinal inflammation; Beth McCormick, PhD  

  Beth A. McCormick, PhD, professor of microbiology & physiological systems talks about her recent grant, Intestinal Inflammation Induced by Pathogens, National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases one year, $583,453 recommended for four more years, $1.6 million

4/1/2011 3/13/2014

MaPS chair honored by microbiology peers - Allan Jacobson elected to American Academy of Microbiology  

  MaPS chair honored by microbiology peers Allan Jacobson elected to American Academy of Microbiology By Alison Duffy UMass Medical School Communications April 1, 2011 Allan S. Jacobson, PhD, chair and professor of microbiology and physiological systems, has been elected

3/18/2011 3/13/2014

Enzyme that helps immune system may also promote cancer cells  

  Enzyme that helps immune system may also promote cancer cells “Class switching” is a biological process that creates diversity in the immune system by creating new and slightly different antibodies to improve the immune system’s response to infections. One

2/2/2011 3/13/2014

Merged Department MaPS Announcement  

Merged department ‘maps’ future courseThe merger of two academic departments will invigorate its faculty and complement its educational and research focus, as the new Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS) is officially constituted, according to Terence R. Flotte, MD,

12/16/2010 3/13/2014

Beth McCormick's Lab discovered a novel strategy Salmonella uses to subvert host defense  

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12/1/2010 3/13/2014

Jennifer Griffin chosen to present her work at the 15th Annual Research Retreat  

MGM graduate student, Jennifer Griffin, was one of four GSBS students chosen to present their work at the 15th Annual Research Retreat. Each year, four students are given the opportunity to present at the UMass Research Retreat in Woods Hole.