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.

Facility Highlight

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X-Ray Scattering Facility

Housing several instruments dedicated to the structural analysis of crystalline materials, the determination of highly periodic morphologies in self-assembled systems over a large length scale range.

Upcoming Events

Sep 23 2019 - 12:10pm
Kirk MacKinnon Advisor:  Sam Hazen, Biology Shu Zhao Advisor:  John Gibbons, Food Science LGRT 1634
Sep 24 2019 - 4:00pm
MCB Seminar Amanda Woerman Biology Department, UMass Morrill 2, Room 222 Seminar Location: Morrill 2, Room 222
Sep 24 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
LSL N210
Get to know the people and offices on campus that help UMass Amherst faculty and students create UMass Startups.
Sep 25 2019 - 4:00pm
Roger Colbran Vanderbilt University Morrill 2, Room 222 Host:  Meg Stratton
Sep 25 2019 - 4:00pm
VASCI Seminar KATERINA RAGKOUSI, PhD Amherst College 221 Integrated Sciences Building Speaker: KATERINA RAGKOUSI, PhD, Amherst College
Sep 26 2019 (All day)
UMass Lowell
RSVP to Andrew Vinard.
Sep 26 2019 - 11:30am
CHEM Seminar Jessica Rouge Univ. of Connecticut Lederle Graduate Research Tower 1634 Reception and light refreshments at 11:00 a.m.


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TaCore Tuesday-Core Facilities Showcase
Participant wearing smart eyeglasses.
Data to Knowledge-Research advances improve data capture from wearable tech

Institute for Applied Life Sciences

N510 Life Science Laboratories
240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9364 | 413-545-1710

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center