- Assistant Professor of Biology & Cancer Biology Changmeng Cai along with his lab and the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy had a manuscript accepted by Oncogene. The first author Wanting Han is a Biology Graduate Student. The mansucript is entitled, "Reactivation of androgen receptor-regulated lipid biosynthesis drives progression of castration-resistant prostate cancer."
- Biology Professor MIchael Rex has been appointed to Distinguished Professor of Biology.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Douglas Woodhams has brough in Dr. Molly Bletz, a Smith Conservation Fellow. Dr. Bletz is starting a two year project with the Woodhams Lab entitled, "Proactive Conservation: Curbing the Threat of an Emerging Salamander Pathogen by Assessing Disease Risk and Developing Effective Mitigation Strategies."
- Biology Professor Michael Shiaris received the EPA award for work on the Boston Harbor Cleanup. To learn more, click here.
- Assistant Professor Luis De Leon had an article published in the journal Ecology entitled, "Tropical Fish Community does not Recover 45 Years After Predator Introduction." This article was a collaboration with Diana Sharpe and the Smithsonian Institution in Panama. To read this article, click here.
- Lecturer of Biology Reinmar Seidler's proposal to run a 'Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lab' in Guyana in May 2017 has been accepted. Just ten ‘SDG Labs’ (out of over 300 competing applications from all over the world) are being funded by Future Earth (an international NGO promoting sustainable development) and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, based at Stockholm University. To learn more, click here.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Doug Woodhams published a paper on mosquito microbiomes in Frontiers in Microbiology entitled, "Mosquito Microbiome Dynamics, a Background for Prevalence and Seasonality of West Nile Virus."
- Assistant Professor of Biology Jens Rister was featured in an article in UMass Boston News entitled, "UMass Boston Researcher Uses Fly Eyes to Understand Colorblindness and Cancer." To learn more, click here.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Jens Rister was awarded a three-year R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Eye Institute (NEI/NIH).
- Assistant Professor from the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy Shailja Pathania was just awarded the Department of Defense’s Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Award. The BCRP challenges the scientific community to design research that will address the urgency of ending breast cancer. To learn more, click here.
- Distinguished Professor from the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy Jill Macoska co-edited a special issue of Annals of Translational Medicine focused on the Microbiome in Urologic Health and Disease. She also co-authored a paper published in Scientific Reports on Urine Metabolisms.
- Distinguished Professor from the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy Jill Macoska and Assistant Professor Changmeng Cai co-authored two publications. The first article is entitled "A Novel Nonsense Mutation in Androgen Receptor Confers Resistance to CYP17 Inhibitor Treatment in Prostate Cancer." The second article is entitled "Androgen Receptor Tumor Suppressor Function is Mediated by Recruitment of Retinoblastoma Protein."
- The Macoska Laboratory has had two abstracts accepted by the American Urological Association Annual Meeting that will be held in Boston in May 2017. They also had another accepted by the 2017 Keystone Symposia on Injury, Inflammation and Fibrosis to be held in Snowbird Utah in March 2017.
Graduate and PhD Student Achievements
- Graduate Student Laura Howes is presenting at the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals from October 22-27, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her talk is entitled, "Evaluating Recreational Whale Watcher Adherence to the Northeast Regional Whale Watching Guidelines", which is based on field data she has been collecting for her work with the New England Aquarium Whale Watch for the last two seasons.
- Graduate Student Laura Ganley received $9653.00 from National Geographic to pursue her research on North Atlantic Right Whales. To read her article "How Many Right Whales Do We Miss?," click here.
- Graduate Student Genevieve Davis presented at the Marine Mammal Commission Annual Meeting in Falmouth, MA on "Large Scale Monitoring of Species Distribution Patterns Across the Western North Atlantic." To learn more, click here.
- Graduate Student Casey McCabe presented her work as a speaker at the MIT xTalks: Digital Discourses Series. To view the video recording, click here.