News 2007

PVLSI was a featured stop on Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Dan O'Connell's October 24 trip to Springfield. The visit was part of the Secretary's state-wide tour to highlight the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative. Read more »

Alan Schneyer, Ph.D., distinguished scientist at the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI), has been awarded a research grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant, entitled "Physiologic Roles of Activin and Myostatin Antagonists", provides Dr. Schneyer with $737,000. Download more »

The Center of Excellence in Apoptosis Research (CEAR) interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellows program has awarded a grant to University of Massachusetts Amherst professors Todd Emrick, Polymer Science and Engineering, and Priscilla Clarkson, Kinesiology. Download more »

Two teams of University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists have been awarded the first Center of Excellence in Apoptosis Research (CEAR) pilot grants. The program provides up to $25,000 per proposal to support development of new ideas with the potential to attract significant external funding as well as projects that extend research results toward commercial biomedical applications. Download more »

Alan Schneyer, Ph.D. has joined the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI) at the rank of distinguished scientist. Dr. Schneyer's research concerns the reproductive and metabolic roles of follistatin (FST) and follistatin like-3 (FSTL3) proteins. Download more »

UMass Amherst/PVLSI Researcher Identifies New Class of Genes That Play a Role in Breast Cancer Risk. Read more »

Symposium Explores Causes and Treatments of Diseases like Alzheimer's. Read more »