The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Core Facilities Director


Andrew Vinard, Core Facilities Director
(413) 577-4582

Payment & Billing Inquiries


Charlene Coleman, Core Facilities Accountant
(413) 577-4578

Pat Lehouillier, Core Facilities Bookkeeper
(413) 577-4545


Core Facilities Brochure


PDF version of Core Facility brochure


Core Facilities at UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst offers more than 30 Core Facilities, available to both internal and external users, through the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). These turnkey facilities are a significant resource for faculty research and student training in the Massachusetts and New England region, while representing a novel interface for government and industry partners.

These facilities enable faculty, students, and industry collaborators to access a broad array of equipment to enhance their R&D capabilities, address both basic and translational questions, deliver technologies and product candidates more rapidly, and become more competitive in obtaining state, federal, foundation, and private funding. These facilities will advance the University’s objectives of becoming a destination and partner of choice as well as the institute’s goals of supporting high quality research and advancing translational programs towards novel drug targets, drug delivery technologies, personalized healthcare devices, nutraceuticals, and other technologies that enhance human health and well-being.

The overall Core Facility infrastructure was made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Life Science Center.

The UMASS five campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and UMass Medical School in Worcester maintain a series of Research Core Facilities managed by experienced professional directors and managers. Core Facilities represent a unique resource for available for industry, educational, and government research and training. The Core Facilities enable faculty, student, and innovative collaborators access to a broad array of equipment to enhance their capabilities, address a broader array of questions, and deliver technologies and product candidates more rapidly. Access to the Core Facilities provide users a competitive advantage for obtaining state, federal, foundation, and private funding.

Other UMass System Core Facilities

UMass President's Office

UMass Boston - Boston, MA

UMass Medical School - Worcester, MA

UMass Medical School, Mass Biologics - Boston, MA

UMass Lowell - Lowell, MA