Telegram: Sherman Center takes center stage

January 14, 2013

ASC-frontChancellor Michael F. Collins spoke to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette about the soon-to-be open Albert Sherman Center. The featured story, with a photo of the completed building, graced the cover of the Sunday, Jan. 13, Business Matters section of the Telegram.

Chancellor Collins said UMass Medical School is poised to “change the course of the history of diseases.” He said completion of the Sherman Center adds needed research and academic space for the growing institution and the Sherman Center has helped the Medical School recruit top faculty from around the country.

One of the those faculty members, Guangping Gao, PhD, the Penelope Booth Rockwell Chair in Biomedical Research, professor of microbiology & physiological systems and director of the Gene Therapy Center, explained how the opening of the Sherman Center will enhance his ability to collaborate with other UMMS researchers. With his lab currently housed in BioTech V on Plantation Street, Dr. Gao must make the trek to campus every time he wants to confer with a colleague. That will change when he moves into the Sherman Center later this month. “I believe moving for us will make a huge difference,” Gao said. “I think this move will speed up our collaboration.”

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