The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Upcoming Events

 
Jan 26 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
ZOOM LINK WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY for Zoom Security
With Andrew Vinard, Director of UMass Core Facilities and Bob Stevens, IALS Systems Administrator. Bring all of your CORUM questions with you!
Jan 28 2021 - 3:00pm
NSB Colloquium Peter Sterling University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Host: Paul Katz 3:00-4:00pm Virtual Seminar
Jan 28 2021 - 4:00pm
PB Seminar Andrew Nelson Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University Host: Ahmet Bakirbas Virtual Seminar
Feb 4 2021 - 4:00pm
PB Seminar Dan Chitwood Michigan State University  Host: Amber DeNeve Virtual Seminar
Feb 10 2021 - 4:00pm
Distinguished Lecture TBA NSB Colloquium Larry Abbott Columbia University Host: Paul Katz
Feb 17 2021 - 4:00pm
NSB Colloquium Chris Moore Brown University  Host: Luke Remage-Healey Virtual Seminar 
Feb 18 2021 - 12:00pm
PB Seminar Elizabeth Sattely - Stanford UniversityZach Lippman - Cold Spring HarborYisheng Wu - Conagen IncDevin O'Connor - Pairwise Hosts: Sibongile Mafu and Madelaine Bartlett

News & Events

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Robotic Fish Built by UMass Researcher Mimics Fast Acceleration of Live Fish

A robotic fish designed and built at a research lab at the UMass can accelerate up to 20g, an acceleration comparable to the fastest live fish that has been measured so far. No other robotic fish has achieved such acceleration. The research was recently published in Bioinspiration &...

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A Virtual Workshop: Managing Basil Under Increasingly Challenging Conditions

Hosted by UMass in collaboration with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Cornell University as part of the USDA/SCRI/NIFA supported Sweet Basil Research. 

Thursday December 10, 9 am to 5:15 pm
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UMass Graduate Featured in Forbes "30 Under 30"

Alexander Smith, cofounder of Power for Humanity, was featured in Forbes Magazine 2021 "30 Under 30" list. Smith utilized discoveries from Derek Lovely (M2M).

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Alexander Smith

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2020 Report on Research is Live

The 2020 annual Report on Research is now live. The report details the notable resesarch and scholarly activity being conducted throughout the University. 

"During these unprecedented times, our faculty, staff, students, and partners have stepped up to meet unprecedented challenges. We...

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Baker Administration Partners with UMass Amherst to Expand COVID-19 Testing

Baker Administration Provides $5 Million Grant to Increase Testing Capacity

Today Governor Charlie Baker announced his expansion of COVID-19 testing with a $5 Million grant to UMass Amherst. This will allow the university to increase its COVID-19 testing capacity at the Institute for...

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Four IALS Associated Faculty Recognized Among 2020 World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

Six campus researchers in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been recognized among the world’s most highly cited researchers in 2020 by London-based Clarivate Analytics, owner of the Web of Science. Of the six researchers selected, four are IALS...

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Boston Patent Law Group Honors Campus Team for Inventions

Professor Deepak Ganesan (mHealthLab) of the College of Computer and Information Sciences (CICS), with former students Pengyu Zhang and Pan Hu, recently received one of the 2020 Boston Patent Lawyers’ Association (BPLA) tenth annual “Invented Here!” Awards for his team’s invention and successful...

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Deepak Ganesman

Volunteers Needed for a Study on COVID-19 Survivors

A significant proportion of people infected by COVID-19, known as "long-haulers," suffer from prolonged symptoms and chronic fatigue, which can lead to long-term incapacities. Therefore, therapies that can be performed at home and accelerate physical recovery need to be developed.

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M2M

UMass Amherst Researchers Named 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Three University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon members by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its...

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Alice Cheung

CPHM

Mechanical Engineering Student Wins First Prize in NSF Poster Competition

A UMass Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Peter Dimeo, won first place in a NSF poster competition within the 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). This virtual conference is the American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s largest research and...

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Peter Dimeo

M2M

Osborne and Team Seeking a New Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases

Barbara Osborne (M2M), veterinary and animal sciences, and a small team of her colleagues involved in the startup medical research firm HasenTech recently were awarded two grants to advance their investigation of an exopolysaccharide (EPS), a sugar found on the surface of the bacterium Bacillis...

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Barbara Osborne

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Chemical Engineering Researcher Teams Up With Michigan Tech to Develop Method to Keep Vaccines Stable

UMass researcher, Sarah Perry (M2M), has teamed up with a researcher at Michigan Technological University to develop a method using proteins to keep vaccines stable without the need to refrigerate them.

Sarah Perry, professor of chemical engineering and Caryn Heldt, director of the Health...

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Sarah Perry

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How Cell Processes Round Up and Dump Damaged Proteins: Chemists discover cells’ unexpected clean-up techniques

In a new paper with results that senior author Eric Strieter (M2M) calls “incredibly surprising,” he and his chemistry lab group report that they have discovered how an enzyme known as UCH37 regulates a cell’s waste management system.

Strieter says, “It took us eight years to figure it...

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Eric Strieter

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Researchers Seeking Participants for Campus' First Whole-Room Calorimetry Study

Researchers in Jane Kent's (CPHM) Muscle Physiology lab are seeking participants for a new study investigating the links between muscle bioenergetics (measured through magnetic resonance spectroscopy) and whole-body energy metabolism (measured through indirect calorimetry). Participants should...

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Michelle Farkas and Shelly Payton (M2M) receive ADVANCE Collaborative Seed Grant

The ADVANCE program has announced that three research teams are recipients of ADVANCE Collaborative Research Seed Grants for 2020-2021. These competitive grants aim to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among faculty. Recognizing longstanding...

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