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UMass Boston Receives $1.3M NIH Grant to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Research Workforce

Office of Communications | June 13, 2018

The National Institutes of Health has awarded biology professors Rachel Skvirsky and Adán Colón-Carmona an additional five-year $1.3 million grant to continue their work preparing undergraduate students at UMass Boston for PhD programs and careers in the biomedical research industry.

UMass Boston Professor Receives Prestigious Linnean Medal in Botany

Office of Communications | June 07, 2018

Distinguished Professor of Biology Kamal Bawa was awarded the prestigious Linnean Medal in Botany by the Linnean Society of London at its annual meeting last month.

UMass Boston Biologist Discovers Frogs Impacted by Deadly Disease in Panama Are Making a Comeback

Office of Communications | April 03, 2018

The search for answers to protect Central American frogs from extinction is giving scientists like UMass Boston Assistant Professor of Biology Douglas Woodhams clues on how to predict and respond to emerging diseases and epidemics in humans, other wildlife, and plants.

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.