Muffy J. Scorpion

Stingy is as stingy does.

Rufus P. Tardigrade

Hanging on by my tarsal claws!

Alyssa Benson

James McAvoy

Careena Henry

These past four years have been a wonderful experience, and the faculty is amazing. Thank you for everything, and good luck to the class of 2011!!

David O'Donnell

I guess this is goodbye to UMass, for now. I'd like to thanks all of my friends and colleagues for making the entire experience so special. I will cherish every minute I spent here. I'd also like to thank my family for their unending support throughout my undergrad career, and of course, my lab research mentor, Professor Magdalena Bezanilla. She is a huge reason that I have decided to pursue graduate school in Genetics; without her, I wouldn't be where I'm at now.

Corianne Oliver, Gerry Downes, Wei Lee

Being involved in my own research project and as a member of Junior Fellows, I had the opportunity to interact with a variety of faculty and students. It was a great experience I will never forget!

Big Congrats, Cori!! It was a huge pleasure to have you in the Junior Fellow program this year!! Best of luck in future endeavors! -lee

Alexandra C. Nowlan

I've had the pleasure of participating in the BioTAP program, research in Professor Gerald Downes' lab, and the Junior Fellows program and have had the opportunity to make friends with other biology majors that I have so much in common with and will never forget.
- Ally

Tony-Quoc A. Le

I had a great time here at UMass Amherst! Will always remember the long nights of studying and countless weekly exams, but most of all the wonderful professors and classmates that made my experience amazing!

Tony-Quoc A. Le

I had a great time here at UMass Amherst! Will always remember the long nights of studying and countless weekly exams, but most of all the wonderful professors and classmates that made my experience amazing!

Elizabeth Crowley

Being a UMass Biology student was a great experience!

Alyson Paige

Thank you to all of my professors and friends! These have been the best four years of my life. I have learned so much about biology and myself. Working in a research lab to going on a high ropes course with my peers and associate deans, I have truly gained the full UMass Experience! <3 xoxo

Amanda Grafstein

I have loved being involved in research on campus at UMass. It has given me the opportunity to put what I have learned in the classroom to good use in the lab! I also had the opportunity to be a member of BioTAP and it was one of the best experiences I have had on campus!

Eric John Hartman

Thank you to all my friends who made Umass a great experience! And a special thanks to all my professors who showed personal interest in helping me work through and surpass their classes!

Kaylyn Utley, Helen van Riel

Helen van Riel: I have had an amazing experience with the Biology department, and I have paired my degree with a secondary education license! Thank you for everything!

Kaylyn Utley: The biology department has provided me with more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. Thank you so much for everything!! I will miss this place, even if I never know which Morrill I'm in.

Vinh D. Tran

What I cherish most, besides my academic experience, are the interactions from others. I'm truly grateful to have met so many interesting individuals.

Sakara I. Randklev

Thank you to all of my professors for making UMass a great experience for me! Congrats to all of my fellow Biology 2011 graduates!

Jessica L. Lajoie

I have had many wonderful experiences here at UMass, a lot which took place in the halls of Morrill! The Biology Department has given me so many valuable tools to take into my future. I will never forget that UMass is my home.

Suzanna (Suzie) Shrestha

I have had a fantastic time these past four years at UMass, and I owe that to a number of students and staff. Thank you to all of my professors in the biology department for helping me figure out what I want to do and take some amazing classes. I appreciate all of your help and guidance and I will definitely keep in touch. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for a truly wonderful experience in college.

Kristen Hirsch, Christopher Pinhal, Stephanie Bender

UMass has given us some of the best years of our life and now that we're graduating we have come to realize that they are only the beginning. From freshman year living in Orchard Hill to dispersing around campus and moving around amherst, we've always stayed close. From the beginning of our undergraduate career in Zane's Biology 100 class to Genetics and Evolution and ending in our difficult 500 level classes we've always had each others help along the way. Senior year was the most difficult for a lot of student but we were all able to finish our course load, research projects and still keep our friendships strong. These memories will be with us for the rest of our lives and we owe it all to UMass and the Biology Department! Thanks from all of us!!


Nicole Kathleen Wood

Studying abroad in Australia as a Biology major provided me with many opportunities to explore a new environment and meet tons of new and interesting creatures, like this starfish!

Timothy John Gibson

UMass showed me the world in a way that I could have never imagined it alone. Seen above, a portal triad...Thanks so much Dr. Connor

Sasha Antoinette Cassandra Rogers

At UMASS, I discovered what kind of person I wanted to become. The diverse curriculum I took at UMASS helped me to obtain a greater understanding of my world. The multiple events on campus and the various student organizations exposed me to different cultures and new ways of thinking. I hope to use the knowledge of the biological and sociological world that I have obtained from UMASS to make a better future for everyone.

Valerie Silva

The past four years were very challenging but the memories I take away will always be remembered.

W.E.B. D.B. Peregrine, Jr.

Great view. Nurturing environment. Can't wait to get my wings and fly off the edge. Meanwhile, watch out for my Dadinator, and come check me out at

Laura Beth Kozma

Thank you to all of the wonderful Biology faculty, I've learned so much and have had countless opportunities in these past four years!

Jason Todd

UMass was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Steve Hahn

I will never forget U

Raz Davidyan

Umass has been a wonderful journey full of new experiences and knowledge. Thank you to all my professors, especially those in the biology department for all their support throughout the years!

Brodie A. Kramer

I really loved being a part of the UMass Amherst Biology Department! This has been a really wonderful college experience. THANK YOU!!

Arjun Korath Collins

It was greater than most.

Louis Dumas

Its been a wonderful experience that i will never forget.

Caitlin Paige Cobb

The education and people have been wonderful. I will miss you U!

Vincent Primo

Thank you UMASS for the best 4 years of my life!

Matthew Grazewski

UMass did me well! I loved it!

Caroline Adams, Matthew Grazewski, Stan Koniecziny

UMass Biology student and professors made my college experience great!

Loba Alam

I love Umass Biology

Eric Lee

I really enjoyed my time at UMass. I'll never forget all the amazing professors that I got to work with and I will always remember the times spent with my fellow biology graduates. I will also never forget Antonio's pizza and Wings over Amherst. Go UMass!

Monica Gill

My experience here was simply amazing! I take with me many memories and many moments that have taught my the extent of my own strength. I'll miss this place.

Naina Jain

I loved being part of UMass. These have been some of the best years of my life.

Julie E. Mosher

Julie E. Mosher

I had a ball! I couldn't have imagined a better college experience. Thank you to the Biology Department!

Katie Kalutkiewicz

Lee: I wish you didn't send in the wrong primer for sequencing at Genewiz! You owe me $8.00.

Katie: Thank you very much for a great experience! (The one time...!!)

Margaret & Tara Goodwin

I've grown so much thanks to Umass, also tara loves the lava cakes.

Caitlin Descovich O'Hare, Tyler O'Neil, Christopher Condry

TFB <3

Julia Schelp

Love you UMass <3 Twinss
Julia & Mark

Jacob Cotton and Shruti Datari


Best major ever!!!

Dorian Mitchell Pillari

My experience at UMass was a very positive one. I came here four years ago as a very nervous freshmen, but now I am a confident Biology Graduate. I have taken many courses here at UMass and made a quite a few friends. While it has been a lot of work, it was always interesting. Being a part Biology department has been a great experience, and I will now take my education into the future to try and make my mark on the world.

Katherine Walsh

Brandon Taylor

kadeem Hill

Professor Lee: Stop asking too many questions in my Bio559!

Kadeem: There are never too many questions, especially in bio559

Khoa Chu

Khoa: Gotta love the Morrill Cafe and its awful coffee

Olivia Johnson

Histology Rules!

What's the difference between white and red pulp?

DJ Maloney

Love herpetology lab but still don't know the significance of the ypsloid cartilage

DJ Maloney

Love herpetology lab but still don't know the significance of the ypsloid cartilage

Juthapathra Dechanupong

Learning all about biology goodness and playing with all my dear little amphibians and reptiles babies has been FUN!!! Special shout out to Al, Tom, Sue, Zoe, and Craig for teaching me everything I need to know. Always with love <3

Julia Schelp and Michael Thomas

We're scientists now!

Mark Schelp

The past 4 years at UMass have been an incredible experience! As a freshman, I was extremely nervous and didn't know anyone. As time went on, I meant new people all over the campus and UMass became my second home. GO UMASSSSSS!!!! I LOVE YOU BRUCE BYERS!!!! YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT

Chelsea Van Thof

Zane, Al Richmond, Kate Doyle, Betsy Dumont, Brian O' Connor--- best teaching faculty at UMass! Biology is truly blessed!!!

Laura Stapler receives Nutting Award

Families Arrive for Luncheon

Dean Goodwin

Magdalena Bezanilla speaks with Graduate and Family

Elizabeth Connor

Biology Graduate Luncheon

Biology Graduate Luncheon

Biology Graduate Luncheon