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Sep 14 2018 - 4:00pm
OEB Seminar Lorna Moore University of Colorado School of Medicine Host: Lynnette Sievert
Sep 21 2018 - 4:00pm
Daniel Distel Northeastern University Hosts: Barry Goodell and Jody Jellison
Sep 28 2018 - 4:00pm
Melissa Pespeni University of Vermont Host: Lisa Komoroske

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The Calendar for Graduate Programs in Life Sciences lists related seminars across seven different graduate programs.

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News & Events

College of Nursing

The UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management in the College of Nursing has announced its request for applications for pilot research grants for 2019-2020.The purpose of the UManage Center Pilot Research grant program is to provide funding for pilot research projects that address the self-management of sleep or fatigue using handheld or wearable sensors and/or other advanced technologies.

UMass President's Office

These IALS faculty are among the recipients of $200,000 in seed funding from the UMass system’s Technology Development Fund:

  • “Prototype Protein Nanowire-Based Sensor,” Derek Lovley, microbiology, and Jun Yao, electrical and computer engineering. The team is making a wearable sensor for non-invasive, real-time monitoring of a wide range of biomarkers that help to diagnose chronic medical conditions.

Jeanne Hardy

Jeanne Hardy, chemistry and M2M, awarded the inaugural Mahoney Life Sciences Prize for her research on caspases to combat neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. She will receive the prize and present her research with life sciences experts and UMass officials and scientists at a breakfast ceremony on June 19 at the UMass Club in Boston.

National Biomechanics Day

National Biomechanics Day is a world-wide celebration of Biomechanics in its many forms for high school students and teachers.

Biomechanics is the fundamental example of STEM and STEAM educational initiatives. It combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics into one awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, human-enhancing, creative endeavor.

We hope to see you there!

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences and Nikon Instruments cordially invites you to the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Light Microscopy Facility at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This imaging facility is the newest designated Nikon Center of Excellence, an honor currently limited to 20 institutions worldwide.

May 8, 2018
1:00-4:00 p.m.
S330/340 Life Sciences Laboratories

Daniel Holcomb

Daniel Holcomb, electrical and computer engineering and CPHM, has received a five-year, $596,160 National Science Foundation Early Career Development
(CAREER) grant to study supply chain security for integrated circuits.

The new supply chain security project supports the broader research goal of Holcomb's research group to secure the hardware of critically important embedded systems. Other ongoing research projects in his laboratory design cryptographic circuits for low power chips, and chips that can resist attacks by particularly well-equipped adversaries.

Speaker Robert DeLeo

A new state voucher program funded by the Massachusetts legislature gives small and medium-sized businesses (<50 FTEs) access to the University’s leading-edge research facilities at reduced rates. Over thirty core facilities, from 3D printing to x-ray scattering, are available for use with the subsidy program.

The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development

Two M2M faculty members, Michele Markstein, biology, and Dong Wang, biochemistry and molecular biology, have received 2018-19 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence awards. Sponsored by The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD), the Lilly Fellowship is a competitive award program, established in 1986, enables promising junior faculty to cultivate teaching excellence in a special yearlong collaboration.

DeLeo's Invitation

Join us for House Speaker Robert DeLeo and MassDevelopment President Lauren Liss' announcement of the state voucher program funded by the Massachusetts legislature which gives small and medium-sized businesses subsidized access to more than 30 of our leading-edge, research Core Facilities.

Friday, April 6
1:30 p.m.

S330/340 Life Science Laboratories
UMass Amherst

ADDFab Lunch-n-Learn with Nanoscribe

Monday, April 9 - 12:00pm LSL N210 (lunch provided)

Join us for an informational seminar. Meet Nanoscribe and learn about their 3D printing technology. We need your input to determine whether we add this technology to ADDFab.

Lunch-n-Learn with ADDFab and Carbon3D

Rescheduled-Friday, April 6 - 12:00pm LSL N210 (lunch provided)

Join us for an informational seminar. Meet Carbon3D and learn about their 3D printing technology. We need your input to determine whether we add this technology to ADDFab.

Congratulations to Profs. Alice Cheung, biochemistry and molecular biology and Susan Hakinson, biostatistics and epidemiology, who are receiptients of the 2018-2019 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award. This provides faculty members with a unique opportunity to focus on their research or creative activities.  These Fellowships are managed by the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement (VCRE) and provide a one-year release from teaching and service duties in addition to a $3,500 cash award.

Woldorff Distinguished Lecture

2018 hMRC Distinguished Lecture:

Prof. Marty Woldorff, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University
Friday, March 23
11 am - LSL S330

Nakasone Medal

The HFSP Nakasone Award is designed to honour scientists who have undertaken frontier-moving research in biology, encompassing conceptual, experimental or technological breakthroughs. Both senior and junior scientists are eligible and peer-recognised excellence is the major criterion for selection.

The discovery or discoveries shall:

200K M2D2 Challenge

Rachel Walker, assistant professor of nursing and CPHM, and Michael Busa, human testing center director, participated in the 7th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge with their proposal on "Portable Self-Contained IV Fluid Production for Humanitarian Crises & Low-Resource Settings." Team members included Dr. Julian Atim, IALS/Isenberg Innovation Fellow, and Bryan Chua (innovation grant winner for water quality work in Puerto Rico), chemical engineering honor's undergraduate student, as well as support from Sarah Perry, assistant professor of chemical engineering.


Room Reservations

LSL South Conference Rooms-located in the Life Science Laboratories South (LSL2). Please find room details and access to the reservation request form.

Funding Opportunities

The UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management in the College of Nursing has announced its request for applications for pilot research grants for 2018-19.


IALS and its three Centers are proud to present joint Seed Grant Programs for 2017. Eligible applicants must be a current member of IALS and one of the three Centers and/or an active Research...

The Office of Research and Engagement proudly supports ongoing scientific and academic research and is committed to supporting faculty
in their search for sponsors who will fund research and...