News & Announcements

Kadambari Devarajan, Joe Drake, and Toni Lyn Morelli Published in PLOS Computational Biology

OEB's Kadambari Devarajan, Joe Drake, and Toni Lyn Morelli are part of a team that published a paper in PLOS Computational Biology, which set out guiding principles to help scientists structure their lab meetings to be more inclusive and productive, ultimately leading to better science. Congratulations! Read more

ASN Announces Dr. Kiers Winner of the 2021 E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award

Dr. Toby Kiers

Former OEB Darwin Fellow, Toby Kiers, has won the EO Wilson Naturalist Award from the American Society of Naturalists. During her time at UMass, Dr. Kiers worked with Dr. Lynn Adler to ask how plant hormones mediate characteristics of above and belowground mutualisms. She is currently University Research Chair and Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Read more

Bethany Bradley and co-authors win the Mercer Award!

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Bethany Bradley was the lead author on a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USADisentangling the abundance–impact relationship for invasive species, which won this year's George Mercer Award from ESA. This award recognizes an outstanding, recently published, ecological research paper. OEB's Brit Laginhas was also an author on this paper. Congratulations!!

We are pleased to announce the following OEB PhD thesis defense

Abby Vander Linden
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
2:00 PM (EST)
Remote
Thesis Title: FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY, BIOMECHANICS, AND EVOLUTION OF RUMINANT MAMMALS.

We are pleased to announce the following OEB PhD thesis defense

Dr. Joshua Moyer and Sharks

Joshua K. Moyer
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
10:00 AM
Remote
Thesis Title: INVESTIGATIONS OF THE FORM AND FUNCTION OF FEEDING BY MODERN NEOSELACHIANS

Seanne Clemente Awarded the National Garden Club of America Centennial Pollinator Fellowship

Seanne Clemente

Seanne Clemente has been awarded the National Garden Club of America Centennial Pollinator Fellowship for his research to study self-medication in bumble bees and the use of potentially medicinal floral volatiles from basil plants.

Eve Beaury to receive the 2021 Ecological Society of America’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award

Eve Beaury

Eve Beaury (PhD candidate) is one of 22 students nationwide to receive the 2021 Ecological Society of America’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to receive policy and communication training, including learning about the federal legislative process and science funding, hearing from ecologists working in federal agencies, and meeting with their Members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

Dr. Aaron Grade Selected as Finalist for a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

Dr. Aaron Grade

OEB alumnus Dr. Aaron Grade was selected to be a finalist for a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. These nationally competitive fellowships provide opportunities for scholars to learn first-hand about federal policy making and to apply their expertise to addressing societal challenges. Aaron is currently a postdoc at Clark University. Once matched with a federal agency in April, he will begin his fellowship position in September 2021. Congratulations, Aaron!

Katie Schroeder's Latest Findings about Zebra Finch Nestlings

OEB student, Katie Schroeder's latest findings have been published in Developmental Neurobiology showing that zebra finch nestlings have auditory neurons that can already process and store songs like adults. Katie is a member of the Healey Lab at UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst Life Sciences Junior Fellows Seminar with Dr. Jeffrey Karp

The Junior Fellows program has invited Dr. Jeffrey Karp to give a talk on Thursday, November 12, 2020. 

Title: Towards Accelerated Medical Innovation.
Time: 5-6PM

To register to attend, please click HERE

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