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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 One of the Best Values in Massachusetts

Office of Communications | April 14, 2017

A survey by SmartAsset.com finds UMass Boston is among the best values in Massachusetts.

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.

Nanoparticle Researcher Earns Foresight Fellowship

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | March 22, 2017

Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli’s nanoparticle research will create new methods of testing for disease and delivering cancer therapies.

UMass Boston PhD Students Eligible for New Program to Fund Dissertation Development

Colleen Locke | March 07, 2017

The goal of the UMass Boston-SSRC Transdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development Program is to provide guidance, mentorship, and a structure for developing and completing dissertation research proposals.

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.

NSF Grant to Fund UMass Boston Chemistry Education Research

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | January 03, 2017

Hannah Sevian has received a $2.5 million grant to help teachers foster a new kind of teaching and learning around chemistry.