UMass Amherst Biology Department

UMass Amherst Biology Department The Biology Department combines cutting-edge life science research and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

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College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst
05/07/2019

College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst

That's right! Only five more days until CNS Senior Celebration 2019! Who's excited? #cnscelebrates

UMass Amherst Biology Department
03/21/2019

UMass Amherst Biology Department

Rare and diverse giant viruses unexpectedly found in a forest soil ecosystem
11/19/2018
Rare and diverse giant viruses unexpectedly found in a forest soil ecosystem

Rare and diverse giant viruses unexpectedly found in a forest soil ecosystem

Until recently, scientists thought of viruses as mostly small infectious agents, tiny compared to typical bacteria and human cells. So imagine the surprise when biologist Jeff Blanchard and Ph.D. student Lauren Alteio at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others at the US Department of En...

College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst
07/24/2018

College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst Biology Department alum, medical student, and Nigerian immigrant Peter Maduka sprang into action when he witnessed an auto accident: https://bit.ly/2uMj1Mw #UMassNaturallyInspiring #localhero

Great news!  UMass Amherst has been awarded an Inclusive Excellence award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI...
06/20/2018

Great news! UMass Amherst has been awarded an Inclusive Excellence award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)! We are delighted to be teaming up with HHMI once again to give students hands-on science opportunities in year 1 and throughout their UMass careers!

#InclusiveExcellence @UMassAmherst means that life science majors engage in research as part of their required majors course load in their first year and beyond: https://bit.ly/2MziLrL @CNS_Umass @HHMINEWS #UMassDiversity

Hurrah!  Our brand new Inclusive Excellence award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will allow us to transform th...
06/20/2018

Hurrah! Our brand new Inclusive Excellence award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will allow us to transform the first year experience for life science majors! Putting science into the hands of our students from Day One!

#InclusiveExcellence @UMassAmherst means that life science majors engage in research as part of their required majors course load in their first year and beyond: https://bit.ly/2MziLrL @CNS_Umass @HHMINEWS #UMassDiversity

12/31/2017
Science Cafe

Science Cafe

Check it out! Dr. Madelaine Bartlett's cafe on flower evolution is now up on Youtube, thanks to Amherst Media.

UMass Amherst: Biology Department: Announcements: Lecturer Position
12/06/2017
UMass Amherst: Biology Department: Announcements: Lecturer Position

UMass Amherst: Biology Department: Announcements: Lecturer Position

The Department of Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a full-time non-tenure track Lecturer to coordinate and direct the first-year biology laboratory experience for life science majors. The primary responsibilities of this position include: • desig...

New Marine Biology Class: BIOL497MB!
11/03/2017

New Marine Biology Class: BIOL497MB!

2017 Biology Graduation Lunch
05/13/2017

2017 Biology Graduation Lunch

“We really are running out of time, these animals really are going extinct and we need to capture them in time,” - Prof....
05/10/2017
Slimy underdogs: UMass researchers using new 3-D models to help chronicle, save frogs, amphibians from extinction

“We really are running out of time, these animals really are going extinct and we need to capture them in time,” - Prof. Duncan Irschick
http://www.gazettenet.com/UMass-project-captures-3D-models-of-endangered-species-9765248

AMHERST — Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of animal life, and the term “Anthropocene extinction” gives an obvious clue as to the cause: human activity.Due to everything from habitat destruction to environmental degradation and climate...

“It is absolutely crazy that we have to do this,” said Rolf Karlstrom, a professor of biology at the University of Massa...
04/24/2017
Local March for Science draws large crowd in Amherst

“It is absolutely crazy that we have to do this,” said Rolf Karlstrom, a professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. “But we do … Science is under attack. This is a nonpartisan issue. Science is under attack from all sides of the aisle”

http://www.gazettenet.com/March-for-Science-in-Amherst-9433355

AMHERST — Demonstrating on the Town Common while decrying their need to do so, area scientists and their allies held a “satellite” march Saturday morning to defend the role of science in today’s political climate.“It is absolutely crazy that we have...

Dr. Rolf Karlstrom spoke at the March for Science Amherst
04/23/2017

Dr. Rolf Karlstrom spoke at the March for Science Amherst

04/20/2017

We will have materials for sign making available all day tomorrow, Friday, in Morrill 301 - drop in and make yourself a sign!

04/20/2017

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 March for Science happening at 10am in Kendrick Park in Amherst. Biology Dept will have a sign-making party for students soon!

11/17/2016
UMass Amherst: Biology Department: Announcements: Lecturer Search - 3 Positions

We are conducting a search for three lecturers to join our team of instructors dedicated to innovative, evidence-based pedagogical approaches for large-classroom settings.

The Department of Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire three academic year, full-time Lecturer positions with expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: • General animal physiology, neurobiology • Cellular and m...

09/01/2016

We are counting down the days until you return! Have a good holiday and safe travels back to Amherst!

Hey UMass Biologists!  Anyone recognize this class?
09/01/2016

Hey UMass Biologists! Anyone recognize this class?

05/11/2016

Interested in medicine and health fields? Check out the iphone app Figure 1!

Biology Grad Luncheon
05/10/2016

Biology Grad Luncheon

UMass Graduation 2016
05/09/2016

UMass Graduation 2016

05/03/2016

Almost done with exams! For those of you graduating- congratulations! For those of you rejoining us in September- have a restful and productive summer! See you in September!

04/26/2016

Need a jump start to your day or a break from studying? The Biology Rejuvenation Station will be open during final exams (April 29th- May 4th) from 7:00AM to 4:30PM. Bagels, muffins, fruit and coffee will be available each morning (until they are gone). Pizza will be available each day at ~12 Noon. Join us and your fellow Biology majors in Morrill 215 each day for food, coffee, and conversation.

Best of luck on your exams and wrapping up the semester!

04/21/2016

Hey! Be one of the first 100 students at the Biology Ice Cream Social and pick up your Final Exams Survival Bag! We hope to see you there!!

04/06/2016
UMass Amherst: Biology Department: News: Dr. POWDER JOINING CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Kara Powder is off to Clemson University as an Assistant Professor! Best wishes, Kara!

Dr. Kara E. Powder, a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Craig Albertson, will be joining the Clemson University Department of Biological Sciences in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor. There she will continue her work on the genomic and developmental basis of craniofacial evolution in cichlid fishes. Con…

04/06/2016
UMass Amherst: Biology Department: Announcements: CONGRATULATIONS TO KATELYN MULLEN ‘16

Congratulations to Katelyn Mullen '16! She is heading to Sicily to present her research with a Biology Undergraduate Travel Award!

Katelyn Mullen, a senior Biology major, is the recipient of a Biology Undergraduate Travel Award. She will be presenting her research in a poster titled “New single-copy nuclear loci for scale insect’s systematics” at the International Symposium of Scale Insect Studies in Catania, Sicily this June.…

03/17/2016
UMass Amherst: Biology Department: Announcements: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bartlett Lab

The Bartlett Lab is looking for a post-doc on the evolution of flowers.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Bartlett lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Research in our lab is focused on the development and evolution of flowers and floral genes, using the grasses maize and Brachypodium distachyon as our model systems. This is a benefited, full-time P…

03/05/2016
UMass Amherst: Biology Department: News: Position Available: Director, Human Magnetic Resonance...

Faculty Position available as part of the new Institute for Applied Life Sciences.

The Human Magnetic Resonance Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is scheduled to open in April 2016. As part of a $95 million investment in the new Institute of Applied Life Sciences, the Center will house a state-of-the-art Siemens Skyra 3T magnetic resonance system. We invite applica…

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, a day of giving back. Support CNS and dedicate your gift to someone special in your life. Ge...
11/30/2015
CNS Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, a day of giving back. Support CNS and dedicate your gift to someone special in your life. Get a start on giving this Cyber Monday and we’ll share your dedication. Give2CNS and your gift could be doubled!

Help UMass Amherst raise $5,000 for the project: CNS Giving Tuesday. Your gift will make a difference!

Stop by the Rejuvenation Station during finals week for refreshments and support: 301 Morrill on May 1, 215 Morrill next...
05/01/2015

Stop by the Rejuvenation Station during finals week for refreshments and support: 301 Morrill on May 1, 215 Morrill next week.

Happy #GivingTuesday! Join people around the world giving to things that are important to their communities. It’s been a...
12/02/2014

Happy #GivingTuesday! Join people around the world giving to things that are important to their communities.

It’s been a great five years since CNS began. Celebrate the opportunities and accomplishments in your department or school and contribute $5 or more.

#Give$5forFive: Go to www.umass.edu/give and choose the designation for your gift. The Dean’s Opportunity Fund supports student and faculty needs.

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