Saltating Roots in the Baskin Lab

The Baskin Lab has published a paper in iScience revealing surprisingly dynamic behavior in the growth zone of plant roots. Two of the authors were or are undergraduate students at UMass.

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Ana Caicedo Receives an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award

Evolutionary biologist Ana Caicedo, associate professor of biology, has received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award to support her collaboration with Detlef Weigel, head of the molecular biology department and executive director of the Max Plank Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany.

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NSF XSEDE Award to Jeff Blanchard

An award from the NSF Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program will support advanced computing for Jeff Blanchard's Evolutionary Genomics & Bioinformatics (BIO597/697) course!

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Randy Phillis Receives the CNS Outstanding Teaching Award

Biology Professor, Randy Phillis, has been recognized with CNS Outstanding Teaching Award for the many outstanding contributions to the teaching and success of our undergraduate students in our college including ClassTalk, HHMI and RAP programs in addition to directly inspiring students.

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BURA Not Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

Due to the pandemic and the need to de-densify laboratory settings in the Biology Department, we regret to announce that the Biology Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship (BURA) program will not accept applications during Fall 2020. We will re-evaluate conditions to determine whether BURA can return in Spring 2021. Thank you for your understanding.