Newsmaker: Collins, Mello on Sherman Center in CommonWealth

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

April 10, 2012

At the Sherman Center’s topping off ceremony in 2011,
from left, Chancellor Michael F. Collins, John L. Sullivan, MD,
Craig C. Mello, PhD, and Michael P. Czech, PhD.

Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, talked with CommonWealth Magazine about the upcoming opening of the $400 million Albert Sherman Center and the impact it will have on the Massachusetts economy and the scientific world.

“Institutions have moments, and I think this is a moment for ours,” Chancellor Collins said in the interview.

Mello said the goal of research at the Sherman Center is to “take that knowledge of the human genetics underlying disease and translate that into new discoveries that will lead to new therapies.”

Read the full story:

Rock star science: Nobel Prize winner Craig Mello is about to step on to a new stage

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Sherman Center website