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Wanted: Citizen Scientists to Identify Giant Kelp in Falklands and Beyond

Colleen Locke | December 13, 2017

Today, Assistant Professor of Biology Jarrett Byrnes and his colleagues are launching a new, improved NASA-funded Floating Forests website which will give citizen scientists the chance to help explore more of the world’s kelp forests from their desktops or phones.

Beacon Student Success Fellowship Makes Internships, Volunteer, and Research Experiences Possible

Colleen Locke | October 13, 2017

Since 2014, the Beacon Student Success Fellowship has paid 184 students a total of $250,000 so that they could have unpaid or low-paying internships, do research with faculty, volunteer, and study abroad.

UMass Boston Alumni Selected for Fulbright Awards

Colleen Locke | June 13, 2017

Three UMass Boston alumni will be representing the university abroad this summer as Fulbright recipients.

CSM Showcase Affirms UMass Boston’s Status as Research Hub

Zach Herman | June 05, 2017

More than 250 students collaborating on 90-plus research projects participated in the College of Science and Mathematics' third annual showcase.

UMass Boston Scientists Honored by EPA New England for Contributions to Environmental Stewardship

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | May 19, 2017

Urban-Rich and Shiaris received the 2017 Environmental Merit Award for their work with the Outfall Monitoring Science Advisory Panel (OMSAP).

UMass Boston Postdoctoral Researcher Works to Save Salamanders from Deadly Fungus

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | April 18, 2017

Molly Bletz received a 2017 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship from the Society for Conservation Biology and the Cedar Tree Foundation.

UMass Boston Scientist Finds Link Between West Nile Virus and Mosquito Microbiomes

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | April 06, 2017

UMass Boston research reveals that mosquitos that lack beneficial bacteria are more likely to carry the West Nile virus.

UMass Boston Researcher Uses Fly Eyes to Understand Colorblindness and Cancer

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | April 04, 2017

Rister, an assistant professor of biology at UMass Boston, researches how color vision develops, using the fly eye as a model.

UMass Boston Scientist Seeks New Clues to Hereditary Breast Cancer

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | February 24, 2017

Shailja Pathania, assistant assistant professor of cancer biology at UMass Boston, has received a DoD Breast Cancer Breakthrough award.

Scientist Studies How Electric Fish Evolved – and How They Buzz to Find a Mate

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | February 01, 2017

Scientists don't yet know how, or why, each species of electric fish uses a different electrical frequency.