In 1971, University faculty joined together to create an advanced degree in Cell Biology. For over twenty years, students earned masters and doctoral degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology. At last week’s Board of Trustees’ meeting, it was approved to change the name to broaden the ever changing landscape of research. The new name of CMB is, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences.
I grew up in west-central MA and made my way east to Worcester Polytechnic Institute earning my BS in Biology and Biotechnology. I then moved to Cambridge, MA working for Genocea Biosciences for several years. There, I quickly realized that research was where my career was headed and decided to join the CMB program in the Fall of 2012. During my first year in the CMB program, I rotated in several Immunology labs and chose to join Dr. Jonathan Boyson's lab in the Spring of 2013. Outside of lab I have started exploring everything Vermont has to offer including hiking or just sitting by the lake, and I always enjoy hanging out with friends or watching a good movie. Victoria DeVault