The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Research and Innovation to Translate Basic Science into Product Candidates

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) translates fundamental research into innovative product candidates, technologies, and services that deliver benefits to human health and well-being. Our specific objectives are to: (1) Become a catalyst and resource for ‘applied’ and ‘translational’ R&D activities; (2) Establish industry engagement models and industry collaborations; (3) Contribute to workforce development; and (4) Participate to innovation & entrepreneurship culture on campus.

Core Facilities Operational Status

For daily updates on the status of individual cores go to the COVID-19 Related Operational Status page.

Facility Highlight

Biophysical Characterization
Biophysical Characterization

Discovery-Based Research and Assay Development for Translational Applications

IALS Virtual Tour

In this tour you will discover all of the great resources that are available at the Institute for Applied Life Sciences.

Upcoming Events

Oct 20 2021 - 12:00pm
Virtual - Register in Handshake
Oct 20 2021 - 4:00pm
Virtual - Register in Handshake
Oct 20 2021 - 4:00pm
Miguel Eckstein University of California, Santa Barbara
Oct 20 2021 - 4:00pm
Dan Stamper-Kurn UC Berkeley, Physics Department HAS 124
Oct 20 2021 - 4:00pm
Daniel Hollern, PhD Salk Institute 221 Integrated Sciences Building

News

Learn how the Institute for Applied Life Sciences grew its COVID-19 testing capabilities and has made UMass Amherst a key public health resource in Massachusetts.

Learn how students are gaining research experience to prepare them for careers in the STEM fields through the Institute for Applied Life Sciences Clinical Testing Center (ICTC).

A new review article co-authored by Ravi Rajan, published in Journal of Biomolecular Techniques: "Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Detection of SARS-CoV-2 and Myriad Other Applications"