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

Flow Cytometry
Flow Cytometry

Enables researchers to image structures ranging from single molecules to whole model organisms and performs microscope-based high-throughput screens.

IALS Virtual Tour

In this tour you will discover all of the great resources that are available at the Institute for Applied Life Sciences.

Upcoming Events

Sep 23 2021 - 11:30am
Prof. Roya Zandi Dept of Physics, University of California,... Remote
Sep 23 2021 - 11:30am
Mingxu You Chemistry Dept., UMass Amherst LGRT 1634
Sep 23 2021 - 5:00pm
Olver Design Building, Room 162
Sep 24 2021 - 11:00am
In Front of Worcester Commons
Sep 24 2021 - 4:00pm
Damian Elias University of California, Berkeley
Sep 27 2021 - 12:00pm
MCB Colloquium LGRT 1634
Sep 27 2021 - 5:00pm
162 Olver Design Building


The University of Massachusetts Amherst maintained its status as one of the nation’s best public universities in the 2022 rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. UMass ranks No.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced today that it has received a gift of $21.5 million from the Elaine Nicpon Marieb Charitable Foundation.

Hilary and Stu Ratner

Starting as a love story during their years in graduate school in the mid-seventies, Hilary and Stu Ratner, give back to where they first met through a number of financial gifts.