September 19, 2022
Awards & Grants
2022 Award for Science Outreach
Angela Messmer-Blust, PhD
Associate Professor, RTI, UMass Chan Medical School
Dr. Angela Messmer-Blust studied cell motility during her graduate studies at the University of Toledo where she received her Ph.D. (2009). She began her postdoctoral research at the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, investigating transcriptional regulation in diabetes and obesity. Following her postdoctoral studies, she held editorial positions at the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), and later joined Cell Press as the director of conferences from 2012-2017. In 2017, Dr. Messmer-Blust joined the faculty of the RNA Therapeutics Institute as Senior Scientific Advisor to the department. Dr. Messmer-Blust co-organizes the RNATx symposium annually, co-founded ScienceLIVE educational outreach program in the Worcester Public School district, and led the development of the coloring book, Emma RNA Saves the Day.