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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.

Honors Students Partner with BPS on Street Trauma Research, Present Findings to Superintendent Chang

Colleen Locke | January 30, 2017

UMass Boston students taking the class Understanding Their Experiences with Street Trauma: Youth Participatory Action Research Methods were co-researchers with students at Community Academic of Health and Sciences (CASH) High School in Dorchester on a photovoice research project in fall 2016.

UMass Boston Scientist Studies “Rockstars of Ocean Resilience”

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | November 17, 2016

A new paper reveals changes to kelp forests around the world.