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Invited Talks!


Megan Bailey, graduate student from the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, has been selected to give two invited talks: (1) On campus at the Life Science Graduate Research Council Meeting, and (2) at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) national meeting in Philadelphia, PA December 6-10, 2014! Congratulations, Megan! (from October 2014)

New Paper!


New article in the journal Cytoskeleton explores how microtubule bundles can affect the direction, duration, and length a kinesin motor protein can move (from November 2014).

New Editorship!


Jenny was selected to join the Editorial Board of the Biophysical Journal starting in July 2014 for a 3-year term.

Biophysical Journal is one of the lab’s favorite journals to publish in, and the lab has two covers from 2013 and 2011!

(from April 4, 2014)

Award Winner!


Undergraduate researcher, Amanda Tan, wins the Sternheim Award in the UMass Physics Dept! This award is for outstanding outreach or teaching. Amanda was cited for her work as a tutor and her work in the lab with the BioBootCamp! Amanda will leave for graduate school at UC Merced in August. Congratulations, Amanda!

(from May 2014)

Award Winner!


Undergraduate researcher, Julianne Flowers, wins the UMass Commonwealth Honors College Fellowship for her research! Congratulations, Julie! (from May 2014)

Award Winner!


Postdoc, Leslie Conway, was awarded the Byron Prize for her thesis work in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at UMass!  Leslie will be awarded $1000 and give a talk at the upcoming MCB Retreat in February - a great honor! Congratulations, Leslie!

(from November 22, 2013)

Ross and Gardel win INSPIRE Award from NSF


Ross and co-PI, Margaret Gardel from the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago have been selected to receive the INSPIRE Award to study phase transitions in biological matter focusing on the microtubule and actin cytoskeleton. Read more in Funding.

(from September 20, 2013)


See press release from UMass New Office here.

New Funding! The Mathers Charitable Foundation to fund new research!


The Mathers Charitable Foundation has awarded the Ross Lab a 3 year grant to explore the universal laws governing cellular organization.

(from June 6, 2013)

Ross Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure!


The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted to approve the recommendation of the Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences, and Provost of UMass Amherst to grant Jenny Ross tenure and promote her to the rank of Associate Professor of Physics.

(from June 21, 2013)

Ross Gives Public Lecture at Aspen Center for Physics


Jenny gives a talk about microtubules, motors, and nerve cells in this public lecture, available online on Aspen Grassroots TV. Lecture

Jenny also gave an interview the same week. Interview.

(from June 20, 2013)

Leslie Conway Profiled in Biophysical Society Newsletter!


Leslie Conway, MCB Graduate student, was profiled in the July 2013 issue of the Biophysical Society Newsletter. Congratulations Leslie!

Read all about it here: Student Spotlight

(from July 2013).

Ross wins Dayhoff Award from Biophysical Society


The Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award is given to a woman who holds very high promise or has achieved prominence while developing the early stages of a career in biophysical research. Read the press release here.

(from February 2013)

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