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Research and Innovation to Improve Human Health

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) translates life science research into products that improve human health. This vision is achieved in collaboration with industry partners. Furthermore, IALS trains an entrepreneurial workforce skilled in the discovery, development, and manufacture of medical devices, biomolecules, and delivery vehicles for the life sciences.

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UMass Amherst Biologist Receives Award to Study Fungi Causing Global Decline in Frogs and Salamanders

The National Science Foundation announced today that University of Massachusetts Amherst biologist Lillian Fritz-Laylin, M2M and biology, has been named one of 11 scientists in the nation who will share a total $10 million for developing and disseminating genomic tools in diverse species, allowing biologists to address mechanistic questions about how genes affect an organism’s physical and functional characteristics.

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