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  • Apr 8, 2019 Paul Greer named 2019 Searle Scholar

    Paul Greer named 2019 Searle Scholar


    Paul L. Greer, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, is one of 15 young scientists in the chemical and biological sciences who have been named 2019 Searle Scholars. Dr. Greer will receive $300,000 in flexible funding over the next three years to support his study, A Novel Approach to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis.

  • Nov 27, 2018 Victor Ambros named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Victor Ambros named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


    Victor Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine, has been elected by his peers as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

  • Oct 29, 2018 Silvia Corvera, Michael Czech receive $2.5M grant to advance potential therapy for type 2 diabetes

    Silvia Corvera, Michael Czech receive $2.5M grant to advance potential therapy for type 2 diabetes


    The discovery of “beige” fat has set scientists on a quest for new approaches to treating type 2 diabetes that harness beige fat’s ability to burn energy and accelerate metabolism.

  • May 1, 2018 Roger Davis elected to National Academy of Sciences

    Roger Davis elected to National Academy of Sciences


    The National Academy of Sciences has announced the election of Roger J. Davis, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigatorthe H. Arthur Smith Chair in Cancer Research and professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology.

  • Aug 31, 2017 Marian Walhout receives $4.1 million outstanding investigator award from NIH

    Marian Walhout receives $4.1 million outstanding investigator award from NIH


    Marian Walhout has received a 5-year, $4.1 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the NIH to continue her study of metabolism and gene expression and how they interact.

    Appointed the inaugural recipient of the Maroun Semaan Chair in Biomedical Research.

  • Jul 24, 2017 Craig Peterson receives $4.5 million outstanding investigator award from NIH

    Craig Peterson receives $4.5 million outstanding investigator award from NIH


    UMass Medical School scientist Craig L. Peterson, PhD, has received a five-year, $4.5 million Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institutes of Health for research that explores the role chromosome structure plays in regulating gene expression, DNA repair and DNA fidelity during cell division.

  • Mar 27, 2017 Katherine Luzuriaga elected fellow of American Academy of Microbiology
  • May 3, 2016 Victor Ambros awarded 2016 March of Dimes Prize
  • Dec 9, 2015 Joel Richter appointed the inaugural recipient of the Arthur F. Koskinas Chair in Neuroscience

    Joel Richter appointed the inaugural recipient of the Arthur F. Koskinas Chair in Neuroscience


    Joel D. Richter, PhD
    , professor of molecular medicine, is the inaugural recipient of the Arthur F. Koskinas Chair in Neuroscience, which has been established thanks to the generosity of long-time Worcester resident Helen P. Koskinas and her family in support of cutting-edge research at UMass Medical School.

  • Mar 19, 2015 Gregory Pazour receives Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize

    Gregory Pazour receives Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize


    Gregory J. Pazour, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, received the 2015 Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), for his discovery of the role cilia dysfunction plays in the disease.

  • Sep 19, 2013 Silvia Corvera receives endowed chair in diabetes research

    Silvia Corvera receives endowed chair in diabetes research


    Four distinguished faculty members were officially invested as named professors at the 2013 Investiture Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 19. And they, in turn, gave thanks to the benefactors who made the honors possible.

  • Jul 23, 2012 Jeremy Luban receives Avant-Garde award

    Jeremy Luban receives Avant-Garde award


    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today named Jeremy Luban, MD, professor of molecular medicine and the David L. Freelander Memorial Professor in HIV/AIDS Research, one of three recipients of the 2012 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research. Dr. Luban will receive $500,000 per  year for five years to support his research.

  • Oct 27, 2010 Roger Davis elected to EMBO

    Roger Davis elected to EMBO


    The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) today announced the recognition of outstanding research contributions by 63 life scientists from 14 countries. The researchers are awarded the life-long honour of EMBO membership, joining almost 1500 of the world's leading molecular biologists.

  • Jun 17, 2010 David Guertin receives 2010 PEW award

    David Guertin receives 2010 PEW award


    The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 21 talented scientists as Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. The program enables scientists to take calculated risks, expand their research and explore unanticipated leads. Scholars receive $240,000 over four years and gain inclusion into a select community of scientists that includes three Nobel Prize winners, three MacArthur Fellows and two recipients of the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award.

  • Dec 1, 2009 Greg Pazour receives the Bensley Award in Cell Biology

    Greg Pazour receives the Bensley Award in Cell Biology


    R.R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology Winners (became Young Investigator Award, now Early-Career Investigator Award).

    Presented to someone who has made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of anatomy through discovery, ingenuity, and publications in the field of cell biology. The recipient gives a lecture at the AAA Annual Meeting. 

  • Dec 1, 2008 David Lambright awarded Medical Foundation award

    David Lambright awarded Medical Foundation award


    Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research

  • Aug 31, 2007 Steve Doxsey is awarded a W.M. Keck Foundation Grant

    Steve Doxsey is awarded a W.M. Keck Foundation Grant


    UMMS has received two prestigious honors from the W. M. Keck Foundation:
    Stephen Doxsey, PhD, professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, was awarded a Keck Medical Research Grant; and Job Dekker, PhD, a member of the Program in Gene Function and Expression and assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, was named a Keck
    Distinguished Young Scholar.

  • Oct 2, 2006 Craig Mello receives 2006 Nobel Prize

    Craig Mello receives 2006 Nobel Prize


    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2006 was awarded jointly to Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello "for their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA."

  • Jun 1, 2002 Roger Davis elected to Royal Society of London

    Roger Davis elected to Royal Society of London


    Roger Davis is a biochemist who is renowned for his work towards deepening our knowledge of protein kinase cascades — chains of biochemical events involved in the response of cells to environmental stresses and inflammatory agents. His research has greatly improved our understanding of the processes involved in cell growth and inflammation.

    Currently, Roger is an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Here, his laboratory is exploring the use of drugs to manipulate protein kinase signalling pathways for the treatment of human diseases, including arthritis, cancer and diabetes. He is a member of EMBO, the European Molecular Biology Organization, and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

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