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.

Core Facilities Operational Status

For daily updates on the status of individual cores go to the COVID-19 Related Operational Status page.

Facility Highlight

Summit 12000B-M 200 Probe
High Frequency Sensor Development Laboratory

World Class Measurement Capability for Frequencies into the Terahertz Range and Beyond

Upcoming Events

Mar 3 2021 - 4:00am
VASCI Seminar Alexandre Rodrigues Silva, ... Federal University of Semiarid Region -... via Zoom link Speaker: Alexandre Rodrigues Silva, PhD, DVM
Mar 3 2021 - 4:00pm
BRiDGE/NSB Seminar Reframing neuroscience using a cognitive ecological approach NSB Colloquium Marissa Rice Cornell University  Host: Nikki Lee
Mar 4 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Please email to set up an appointment.
Mar 4 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Zoom links will be provided in advance of the appointment time.
Join us for a program overview and Q&A with the core facilities directors. This internship program is available to undergraduate students.
Mar 4 2021 - 4:00pm
MCB Seminar PB Seminar Aman Husbands The Ohio State University  Host: Madelaine Bartlett Vitrual Seminar
Mar 5 2021 - 4:00pm
OEB Seminar Nishad Jayasundara University of Maine Host: Lian Guo Virtual Seminar
Mar 9 2021 - 11:30am
The Fault in Our Viruses: Polyamines in Promoting and Maintain Infectivity MICRO Seminar Bryan Mounce, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Loyola University


This week’s featured IALS Associated Faculty Member is Simos Gerasimidis. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

This week’s featured IALS Associated Faculty Member is David Julian McClements. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food Science.

Samuel P. Hazen, biology, was awarded the Dr. Constantine J. Gilgut Professorship in Plant Biology for a term of three years following approval by the Board of Trustees at its Thursday, Dec. 10 meeting.