Thomas J. Maresca is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he has been a faculty member in the Biology Department since 2010. Prior to arriving in Amherst, Dr. Maresca was a postdoctoral fellow of the American Cancer Society working with Professor Edward Salmon at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tom received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 after conducting dissertation research in the laboratory of Professor Rebecca Heald. Dr. Maresca’s research focuses on the essential process of cell division and how errors in cell division contribute to human disease.


US Scholar Program – All Disciplines Award

Position, Home Institution: Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Department of Biology

Field of Study: Biology – Cell/Cellular & Molecular Biology

Project Title: “Avoiding Aneuploidy: Defining how cells maintain genomic integrity”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade do Porto, I3S – Institute for Research & Health Innovation

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 4 months, starting in January 2023