A new, three-year, $1.5 million Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research grant from the National Academies of Sciences and USAID will support the work of Patricia McQuilkin, MD, and colleagues in Liberia to establish family medicine residency and infectious disease training and research for Liberian medical residents and junior faculty.
Job Dekker, PhD, creator of high-throughput chromosome conformation capture (known as Hi-C), and a team of researchers have developed a new computational framework combining optical mapping, Hi-C, and whole genome sequencing to find what are called “structural variants” within cancer genomes and learn more about how such cancers begin.
Elinor Karlsson, PhD, has spent her career examining genomic data to better understand human disease. In a new episode of the Voices of UMassMed podcast, she explains why she's turned to dog owners to help with a large genomic research project.
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey visited UMass Medical School on Tuesday, Aug. 14, spending time in a research lab and meeting with Chancellor Collins, Dean Flotte and leaders from UMass Memorial Health Care.
Beth McCormick, PhD, led a study that has for the first time identified a biological mechanism to explain why some marijuana users have reported beneficial effects from cannabis on conditions such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Researchers at UMass Medical School have developed a genome-editing strategy to correct disease-causing DNA mutations in mouse models of human genetic diseases. Dan Wang, PhD, is first author and Guangping Gao, PhD, is a co-corresponding author on the paper published in the Aug. 18 edition of Nature Biotechnology.
The new drug, patisiran, approved Aug. 10 by the FDA, is based on the discovery of RNAi made by Craig Mello, PhD, and Andrew Fire, PhD. It was developed by Alnylam, an RNAi-based drug development company co-founded by Phillip Zamore, PhD.
The Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Class of 2018 wrapped up ten weeks of biomedical laboratory research in an immersive and challenging hands-on experience that will help inform their career decisions as physicians and biomedical scientists.
The 162 members of the School of Medicine Class of 2022 began their physician training journey as UMass Medical School welcomed them to campus on Monday, Aug. 6.
Four faculty members have been appointed to endowed professorships at UMass Medical School in recognition of their contributions to biomedical research, education and patient care. Each will be formally invested Sept. 13 at the Convocation and Investiture ceremony.