Paricipants in COMPACT for Faculty Diversity will be presenting their experience in the Conference
SURPRISE! Happy Birthday, Tammy Sobers! You are great! Celebrating with New Graduate Students, PREP students, and their Neer-Peer Mentors at lunch in Goodell. Tammy and Radha are doing a presentation on the importance of networking to the new graduate students this afternoon.
IMSD/SDI 2016 New Fellows Orientation Week. Welcome to UMASS! Great Group!
-Graduate Students Panel
-Tammy and Radha on Networking
Postdoctoral Fellow Awarded $138,000 NSF Grant for Cell Biophysics Research
Joelle Labastide, a postdoctoral fellow in physics, has been awarded $138,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship to examine the dynamics of “cargo transport,” the act of carrying organelles, proteins and other material around inside the cell.
She seeks to uncover how kinesin-1 motor proteins can get around and through the crowded and complex architecture of the cell interior. She will perfo...rm the work in the lab of physics professor Jennifer Ross.
Labastide proposes to use her training in the physical chemistry of solid state and polymeric materials and novel super-resolution microscopy in the research.
As part of the two-year grant, Labastide will build a novel polarization microscope to track the 3D location and orientation of solid-state artificial “cargos” being transported in a manmade cytoskeletal network.
Labastide holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a doctorate in chemistry, both from UMass Amherst.
She is a founding member of the Graduate Women in STEM (GWIS) group, and is the editor of its magazine.
Dr. Labastide Is a NEAGEP alumna.
For all IMSD/NEAGEP/PREP/SPUR Fellows
Monthly Dinner: Wednesday July 27 @ 5:30 pm Goodell Lounge in the Goodell Building
Guest Speakers: IMSD Summer Visiting Professors