The 16th annual joint UMass Worcester and UMass Amherst Biochemistry retreat
The 16th annual joint UMass Worcester and UMass Amherst Biochemistry retreat was held at the UMMS campus on Tuesday, May 23rd.
Jeanne Hardy gave the keynote address describing the competing roles of kinases and caspases in regulating apoptosis and cell survival in a superb lecture entitled “A battle to the death: Caspases and Kinases in a death grip”. Excellent student and post-docs talks were given by Stanley Hsieh, Tania Silvas, Kevin Halloran and Andrew Simon from the UMMS BMP department and by Eugenia Clerico, Libbie Haglin, Rilee Zeinert and Sean Crowe from UMass Amherst.
Graduate students, post-docs and faculty presented 58 posters. This year’s graduate student poster winners were Ashley Matthew and Yvonne Chan, from UMass Worcester and Ben Adams and Dutta Kingshuk from UMass Amherst.
These annual retreats provide a wonderful chance to for scientists at both campuses to get together and forge new collaborations. And, not to forget, after years of trying, Brian Kelch won the pie-eating contest!