Graduate Programs in the Life Sciences, CNS

Interdepartmental Graduate Programs

Mailing address:
203 French Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst
230 Stockbridge Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9316

IDGP Business Manager: Ana Maria Salicioni, 204A French Hall

Program Coordinators:
Zander Crowley: LSL N467, (413) 545-3293
Amanda Leigh-Hawkins: 204B French Hall, 545-4408

Director: Dr. Samuel Hazen, 427N Life Science Laboratories

Please submit general inquiries to the IDGP Office using the following Google form:

You may also send inquiries to:

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Graduate Program Director: Dr. Meg Stratton
Associate Graduate Program Director: Dr. Tom Maresca

Neuroscience and Behavior

Graduate Program Director: Dr. Heather Richardson

Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Graduate Program Director: Dr. Duncan Irschick

Plant Biology

Graduate Program Director: Dr. Ana Caicedo

Departmental Graduate Programs


Graduate Program in Chemistry
122 Lederle Graduate Research Tower A
University of Massachusetts Amherst
710 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

Program Coordinator: Chandra Hardy (413) 545-2664
Graduate Program Director: Dr. DV Venkataraman


Graduate Programs in Microbiology
418 Morrill Science Center IVN
University of Massachusetts Amherst
639 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

Department Administrator: Maryanne Wells, (413) 545 6675
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Yasu Morita

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Graduate Programs in Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Science
  • Social Psychology

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
441 Tobin Hall
135 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

Graduate Administrative Assistant: Sabrina Flagg, (413) 545-2503
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Michael Constantino

Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Graduate Program in Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences
Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
Integrated Science Building
University of Massachusetts Amherst
661 N. Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01003

Program Coordinator: Mary Schneider, (413) 577-1193
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Cynthia Baldwin