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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.

Funding Opportunities

PhRMA Foundation

Support the research and early career endeavors of scientists in drug discovery and development.
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Industry Outreach

Need Help with a Biopharmaceutical Innovation?

ABLS provides world-class expertise in drug development, access to a fully integrated drug discovery and development center (with medicinal chemistry, biological assays, animal models, pharmacology, toxicology capabilities, etc.)

News & Events

Gierasch (M2M) elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of 213 new members, including biological chemist Lila Gierasch, Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, business and philanthropic leaders.


More than 175 faculty from 3 colleges and 28 departments, conduct research and engage in hands-on education.


  • $150 million in new facilities
  • Industry Collaboratories
  • Prototype development and testing