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 Reopening Status

For daily updates on the status of individual cores go to Restart-to-Research Operational Status page.

Facility Highlight

Histology-Biospecimen Resources & Molecular Analysis

Process and paraffin embed tissues, section fixed or frozen tissues, perform histological analyses.

Upcoming Events

Oct 21 2020 - 4:00pm
VASCI Seminar Sandy Petersen, PhD UMass Amherst via Zoom Speaker: Sandra Petersen, PhD
Oct 22 2020 - 4:00pm
PB Seminar Georgina Hernández Delgado National Autonomous University of México Host: Miriam Hernandez-Romero 4:00pm Zoom Seminar
Oct 23 2020 - 4:00pm
CNS Distinguished Scientist Lecture11:15 AM Workshop: A BIPOC academic journey  4:00 PM Seminar: The Evolution of Odonata (Dragonflies and Darnselfies) OEB Seminar
Oct 26 2020 - 12:00pm
MCB Seminar Nicolas Cermakian McGill University Host: Michelle Farkas12:00pm Virtual SeminarMonday
Oct 27 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center recently announced
Oct 27 2020 - 4:00pm
MCB Seminar Jeff Nivala University of Washington Host: Spencer Shorkey 4:00pm Virtual Seminar
Oct 28 2020 - 4:00pm
VASCI Seminar Marta Catalfamo, PhD Georgetown University via Zoom Speaker: Marta Catalfamo, PhD


Amanda Woerman

This week’s featured IALS Associated Faculty Member is Amanda Woerman. She is an Assistant Professor of Biology and part of the IALS Models to Medicine Center. Woerman's research interests include Neurodegeneration and Protein Misfolding.

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The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) recently announced $750,0

This seminar series highlights the unmet needs in the clinical field with each speaker presenting their research and the most pressing challenges they find in their clinics today, followed by a Q&A.