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Department of Biological Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences


Faculty in Department of Biological Sciences at UMass Lowell are engaged in cutting-edge research, with special emphases in the areas of neuroscience, cancer biology, developmental cell biology, molecular evolution, invertebrate systematics, functional morphology, structural biology, environmental microbiology, virology, climate change biology, and biology education research. Much of this research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Department of Defense, along with various foundations and companies.

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  • Starrett, James; Garb, Jessica E.; Kuelbs, Amanda; Azubuike, Ugochi O.; Hayashi, Cheryl Y. (Plos ONE, 2012-06-22)
    Silk spinning is essential to spider ecology and has had a key role in the expansive diversification of spiders. Silk is composed primarily of proteins called spidroins, which are encoded by a multi-gene family. Spidroins ...
  • Todaro, M. Antonio; Zotto, Matteo Dal; Jondelius, Ulf; Hochberg, Rick; Hummon, William D.; Kanneby, Tobias; Rocha, Carlos E. F. (Plos ONE, 2012-02-14)
    Within an evolutionary framework of Gastrotricha Marinellina flagellata and Redudasys fornerise bear special interest, as they are the only Macrodasyida that inhabit freshwater ecosystems. Notwithstanding, these rare animals ...
  • Li, William K. W.; Andersen, Robert A.; Gifford, Dian J.; Incze, Lewis S.; Martin, Jennifer L.; Pilskaln, Cynthia H.; Rooney-Varga, Juliette N.; Sieracki, Michael E.; Wilson, William H.; Wolff, Nicholas H. (Plos ONE, 2011-06-15)
    In the Gulf of Maine area (GoMA), as elsewhere in the ocean, the organisms of greatest numerical abundance are microbes. Viruses in GoMA are largely cyanophages and bacteriophages, including podoviruses which lack tails. ...