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Research and Innovation to Improve Human Health

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) translates life science research into products that improve human health. This vision is achieved in collaboration with industry partners. Furthermore, IALS trains an entrepreneurial workforce skilled in the discovery, development, and manufacture of medical devices, biomolecules, and delivery vehicles for the life sciences.

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Fall 2016 Rising Researchers Announced

Victor Champagne, Jack Duff, Robert Johnston, Randa Kallin, Greg Petrucci and Sarah Welch have been selected as fall 2016 UMass Amherst Rising Researchers.

The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship or creative activity.


More than 175 faculty from 3 colleges and 28 departments, conduct research and engage in hands-on education.


  • $150 million in new facilities
  • Industry Collaboratories
  • Prototype development and testing