Discover biological sciences research at UMass Lowell

Faculty Labs

Frederic Chain's Research Lab
Monitoring biodiversity and understanding evolutionary properties of the genome

Jennifer Fish's Research Lab
Developmental biology, evolution development and variation in development; craniofacial and limb development

Peter Gaines' Research
Stem cell biology, innate immunology and cell culture methodologies & applications

Jessica Garb's Research Lab
Chemical and molecular ecology, arthropod genomics & evolutionary biology; production & evolution of spider silks & venoms

Hwai-Chen Guo's Research Lab
Structural enzymology, catalytic mechanism, immune responses & genetic diseases

Alison Hamilton
Biodiversity, conservation biology, evolutionary biology, herpetology, pacific biogeography

Garth Hall's Research
Cell biology, neurodegenerative disease & neuroscience

Rick Hochberg's Research Lab
Invertebrate morphology, the functions of invertebrate organ systems, ecology & evolution

Nicolai Konow's Research
Comparative morphology, physiology & biomechanics

Jeffrey Moore's Research Lab 
Molecular biomechanics of contractile proteins, the structure & function of motor proteins & calcium regulation of muscle contraction

Christina Kwapich - Animal behavior, sociobiology, parasites of social insects, granivory, animal architecture.

Teresa LeeEpigenetic inheritance of complex traits like longevity; the role of chromatin in regulating gene expression & development

Matthew Nugent's Research
Composition & mechanical state of the extracellular matrix control cell function, particularly how heparan sulfate and fibronectin control growth factor activity

Thomas Shea's Laboratory for Neuroscience
Development & maintenance of the nervous system & its eventual degeneration in Alzheimer's Disease and Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using molecular, cell culture & transgenic models

Natalie Steinel's Research
Comparative immunology of fish, B cell biology, host-pathogen interactions/co-evolution & ecoimmunology

Naomi Wernick's Research
Biology education research to increase student success and retention

Rachel Melamed's Research
Computational biology, cancer genomics, data science, biomedical informatics