What We Do
Graduate Research Laboratories at the University of Massachusetts integrate state of the art research with programs that train the next generation of scientists. Our research group includes PhD candidates in Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Organismal and Evolutionary Biology. We also belong to the Institute for Cellular Engineering and the Massachusetts Institute for Biofuel Research. Not ony are we a melting pot of academic disciplines, but current and past members of our group hail from the US, France, China, Russia, India, Korea, Taiwan, Portugal and the Philippines. Please check out the above programs mostly closely aligned with your research interests or drop us a line.
Learn through doing As a University of Massachusetts undergraduate student you have an opportunity to gain practical training in some outstanding research laboratories. Our research group has trained students from the Microbiology, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science Departments. They have gone onto positions at the Harvard Medical School, Qteros, Rutgers University and Baystate Hospital, accepted into medical school at St. Louis University and New York University and joined PhD programs at the University of Michigan, University of Pittsburg, North Carolina State University and Dartmouth University.
Great Expectations We have limited space in our research laboratory, but we invite students serious about learning molecular biology, genomic and bioinformatics methods to stop by the laboratory or send us email. We expect students to have professional work ethics and by the spring semester of their junior year to write research proposals that define and possibly fund their senior research projects.
Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Scientists Undergraduates in our research group have been supported by grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Life Science Junior Fellows Program, Institute for Cellular Engineering. UMass Commonwealth College and the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program. There are also many other programs on campus and in the area that support Undergraduates working on research projects.