News & Announcements

Plant Biology Graduate Program students take top spots at conference

Stockbridge School of Agriculture students in the Plant Biology Gradaute Program, Samantha Glaze-Corcoran and Rachel Bernstein took first and second place, respectively, in the oral presentation contest at the American Society of Agronomy/Crop Science Society of America/Soil Science Society of America annual conference meeting in Tampa.

LSGRC 7th Annual Life Sciences Graduate Research Symposium, Friday, November 17!

LSGRC 7th Annual Life Sciences Graduate Research Symposium

The 7th annual UMass Life Sciences Graduate Research Symposium will be held on Friday, November 17. The event brings together graduate students from all areas of life sciences research at UMass to present their work in both talks (9:00am - 5:00pm, Life Sciences Laboratories Building, Room S340) and a poster session/lunch (12:30pm - 2:00 pm). This event is open to everyone who wants to learn about the fantastic life sciences work going on at UMass! The schedule for presentations is available on the LSGRC facebook page.

Robert Yvon awarded research fellowship from ASPB

Robert Yvon, an undergraduate in Alice Cheung’s lab, received a summer fellowship for research from the ASPB (American Society of Plant Biologists). The title of his research project is: Discovering the Connections of the FERONIA Receptor Kinase and its Functional Partners in Arabidopsis. Read more

We are pleased to announce the following PB thesis defense

Zhongyun Huang
Monday, July 31, 2017
10:30 AM
LSL N410
Thesis Title: All roads lead to weediness: stories about weedy rice origins, weedy genes and weed competitiveness
Advisor: Ana Caicedo

“Sunflowers as treatment and preventative for bumble and honey bee pathogens.”

George LoCascio

UMass Amherst Biology Professor Lynn Adler received a $1 million grant from the USDA’s Pollinator Health Program to study the role sunflower pollen may play in improving and preserving bee health. Professor Adler is an expert in pollination and plant-insect interactions. Read more