Alumni Reunion 2014


Chemistry Alumni Reunion 2015

Reunion honoring Robert M. Weis

Bob WeisSaturday, June 6, 2015, 2-5 p.m.

2:00 p.m. Reception, ISB Atrium
3:00 p.m. Talks, ISB 221

Dr. Anas Chalah
Executive Director of Active Learning, Director of Lab Safety Program, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University

Dr. Tatiana Besschetnova
Instructor in Developmental Biology
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

4:00 p.m. Reception, ISB Atrium

All alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to attend the 2015 Chemistry Alumni Reunion in honor of Bob Weis. Bob joined the department in 1988, and was an Associate Professor and a founding member of the Biological Division in Chemistry. The reunion will provide an opportunity to celebrate his life and to reflect about the tremendous impact he made on our department.

Weis Research ImageOver half of our current faculty do research related to understanding biology and developing new approaches to improving human health. These groups exploit tools and approaches from all branches of chemistry. Interdisciplinary work involving chemistry faculty and students is a key ingredient in the successful Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program, the recent NIH-supported renovations of several floors in LGRT, the new Institute for Applied Life Sciences, and significant state investment on campus that has led to marvelous new laboratory space and equipment, with tremendous positive impact on graduate training and research in chemistry. Bob was at the forefront of what is now a massively successful effort at UMass.

Join us to celebrate Bob Weis, interdisciplinary research, and these exciting developments on campus.

Scott Eron Hardy Lab LSL Kaltashov lab
Hardy Lab, 720 LGRT A Life Sciences Laboratory FTMS Laboratory-LSL

You can register for the event by either going to the Alumni Association website, or by calling or emailing our Alumni Coordinator, Carrie Morrison Penland, at 413.545.2585 or

Please park in the lot adjacent to the ISB (Red Lot 63). The building and parking lot have been noted on the campus map (PDF), and there will also be signs posted the day of the symposium.

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