The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Upcoming Events

 
Sep 21 2020 - 12:00pm
MCB Colloquium Akaansha Rampal, Peyton & Vachet labs, Chem Eng & ChemistryKevin Guay, Hebert lab, BMBMadeline Tompach, Timme-Laragy lab, EHS
Sep 22 2020 - 11:30am
MICRO Seminar Tom Evans, Ph.D. Executive Director of Research, New Englan... 222 Morrill Science Center II
Sep 22 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
UMass TTO Licensing Staff will hold virtual office hours to answer your intellectual property questions, via Zoom or phone.
Sep 22 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
ZOOM LINK WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY for Zoom Security
CT and Optical Imaging. High Resolution, In vivo Imaging for Technical Consultation and Experimental Assistance. Amy Burnside, Director. Registration is required.
Sep 22 2020 - 4:00pm
MCB Seminar Katherine Zabala Sanidad (Zhang Lab) Postdoctoral Associate, Zeng Lab, Weill Cornell Medicine Host:  Guodong Zhang Alex Wells (Pobezinsky Lab)
Sep 23 2020 - 4:00pm
VASCI Seminar Patrick Flaherty, PhD UMass Amherst via Zoom Speaker: Patrick Flaherty, PhD
Sep 24 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Zoom
Please join us for the first in a series of talks to assist UMass Amherst faculty and students interested in creating a startup.

News & Events

M2M

Scott Auerbach (M2M) to Deliver 2020 Commonwealth Honors College Plenary Lecture

Scott Auerbach (M2M) of UMass' chemistry and chemical engineering departments will deliver the 2020 Commonwealth Honors College Plenary Lecture on September 21 at 6:30 p.m. The lecture – “Is Racism a Science Problem?” will be presented on the Honors College website. Auerbach is also the Mahoney...

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Scorr Auerbach

M2M

Heuck’s Lab Honored with NIH Small Business Technology Transfer Award

Associate professor Alejandro Heuck’s (M2M) biochemistry lab, in collaboration with Worcester-based Microbiotix, Inc., has been awarded a two-year, $600,000 NIH Small Business Technology Transfer award to develop a high-throughput screening method to identify inhibitors of a bacterial secretion...

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Alejandro Heuck

CPHM

Early Detection of Soil-Surface Ozone Can Help Prevent Damage to Grape Vines and Apple Trees

Farmers and fruit growers are reporting that climate change is leading to increased ozone concentrations on the soil surface in their fields and orchards – an exposure that can cause irreversible plant damage, reduce crop yields and threaten the food supply, say materials chemists led by Trisha...

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An illustration of how ozone is detected via the polymer tattoo on a leaf

IALS

Mass Life Sciences Awards $2 Million in Capital Funds to IALS Research

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) this week announced an award of $2 million in capital grants to be shared by four of the campus’s Core Facilities managed by the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). The funds are for the purchase of hardware and software, analytical and other...

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NSF Awards Aclarity $1M Phase II SBIR

UMass Amherst technology spin-off, Alacrity, has been awared a $1M by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding is part of phase II of NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR).

The Aclarity Device is an electrochemical water purifier. This funding will help the...

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CPHM

Research Will Test Finger-worn Sensor That Tracks Stroke Survivors’ Arm Movements

A UMass health informatician is developing a mobile health (mHealth) system, leveraging a wearable sensor that slips on a finger like a ring, to monitor and encourage movement and activity in the weak upper limb of stroke survivors.

Sunghoon Ivan Lee (CPHM), assistant professor in the...

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Ivan Lee

CPHM

Giuliano (CPHM) Honored for Publication Excellence

Karen Giuliano (CPHM), associate professor, has been honored with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s (APIC) 2020 award for publication excellence for her research on the epidemiology of nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in the U.S.

The award...

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Karen Giuliano

CPHM

UMass Scientists Invent New Sensing Eye Mask

From the team that invented physiology-sensing pajamas, now comes a new, lightweight eye mask that can unobtrusively capture pulse, eye movement and sleep signals, for example, when worn in an everyday environment.

Senior authors writing this week in the journal Matter are materials...

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CPHM

AACN Distinguished Research Lecturer Explores her Role as Nurse Scientist

In her role as the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 2020 Distinguished Research Lecturer, Karen Giuliano (CPHM), a UMass associate professor, has examined her “unconventional journey” from caring for patients at the bedside to challenging precedent in critical care to medical...

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Karen Giuliano

ADVANCE Collaborative Research Grant deadlines

UMass ADVANCE Collaborative Research Seed Grants foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research among UMass Amherst faculty. Funded projects contribute to the mission the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program, which advances gender equity for STEM faculty...

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CPHM

Task Force Examines Role of Mobile Health Technology in COVID-19 Pandemic

An international task force, including UMass two computer scientists, concludes in new research that mobile health (mHealth) technologies are a viable option to monitor COVID-19 patients at home and predict which ones will need medical intervention.

The technologies – including wearable...

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Ivan Lee

CPHM

Rachel Walker (CPHM), Lisa Wolf Selected as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Rachel Walker (CPHM), associate professor and Ph.D. program director and Lisa Wolf, director of emergency nursing research at the Emergency Nurses Association and part-time CON professor, who have been selected by the American Academy of Nursing as members of the 2020 Class of New Fellows.

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American Academy of Nursing logo

M2M

Study Shows Detailed Molecular Workings of a Key System in Learning and Memory Formation

One of the new realities in biomedical research is that it’s increasingly difficult to use a general approach to score advances. Now, investigations into disease mechanisms, for example, are often conducted at the molecular level by specialists who dedicate years to interrogating a single...

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Margaret Stratton

M2M

UMass Amherst Computer Scientists Offer WiFi-Based Contact Tracing Software for National Campus Use

Researchers at the Center for Smart and Connected Society recently released a new digital contact-tracing technique that is based on widely-deployed Wi-Fi technology. They intend the open-source software tool to help universities and colleges deploy campus contact tracing as students return...

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Wifi trace diagram

M2M

How Cells Keep Growing Even When Under Attack: New findings on how stress leads to pathway diversion, putting resources into growth

In an unexpected new finding, UMass biochemists report observing that a damage-containment system in stressed bacteria can become overrun and blocked, but that this leads to cells responding by turning on very different pathways to make sure that normal growth continues.

Rilee Zeinert, a...

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Peter Chien

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