Walker and Bartlett Quoted in News Story on CRISPR Babies

Biology professors Elsbeth Walker and Madelaine Bartlett provided expert commentary for a news story about gene editing in human embryos.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Skouta Lab

The Skouta group (http://people.chem.umass.edu/skouta/) is seeking a highly motivated synthetic medicinal chemistry post-doc to join the new laboratory. The Skouta Group research covers medicinal chemistry, protein chemistry, computer modeling, biological assays and in vitro studies. The major therapeutic focuses are cancer, neurodegeneration and infection diseases. The successful candidate will be involved in the design and synthesis of small molecule drug candidates with well-defined mode of action for the development of better therapeutic treatments.

For more information please visit: https://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/about/announcements/postdoctoral-resea...

Assistant Professor - Microbiomes (TT)

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will also be a part of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), which has a primary goal of developing translational research programs, fostering interactions with industry, and training of the life sciences workforce.

For more information please visit: https://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/about/announcements/assistant-professo...

Bittman Receives $2.4 Million NIH Grant to Support Circadian Rhythm Research

The 4-year grant will allow Biology professor emeritus Eric Bittman to determine the sequence of duper, a mutation that speeds up the circadian clock and dramatically reduces jet lag by affecting the function of a master pacemaker in the hypothalamus. See the full article here: http://gpls.cns.umass.edu/nsb