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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.

News & Events

UMass Amherst Microbiologist Will Lead New Soil Warming Studies

Microbial ecologist Kristen DeAngelis, M2M and Microbiology, has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with its Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, a five-year grant that will support her research and teaching on soil microbes and their response to environmental change.

Discovery

Comprising 250 faculty from 7 colleges and 29 departments, conduct research and engage in hands-on education.

Innovation

  • $150 million in new facilities
  • Industry Collaboratories
  • Prototype development and testing
  • Life Science & Advanced Manufacturing Service Providers

Partners

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center