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

Electronic Materials
Electronic Materials

Provides state-of-the-art characterization related to photoluminescent, semiconductor, and conducting materials, including device fabrication and methods for determining charge carrier mobility and solar cell efficiency.

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

Oct 25 2021 - 12:00pm
MCB Colloquium Seth Childers University of Pittsburgh Host:  Peter Chien
Oct 26 2021 - 11:30am
Emily Bruce, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Mole... 222 Morrill Science Center II
Oct 26 2021 - 11:30am
MICRO Seminar Emily Bruce, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Mole... 222 Morrill Science Center II
Oct 26 2021 - 4:00pm
Hyerim Ban (Andrews/Schiffman la... Zoom seminar
Oct 26 2021 - 4:00pm
MCB Seminar Morrill 2, Room 222
Oct 26 2021 - 7:00pm
Oct 27 2021 - 12:00pm
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A new review article co-authored by Ravi Rajan, published in Journal of Biomolecular Techniques: "Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Detection of SARS-CoV-2 and Myriad Other Applications"

Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance (LAB:SYNC) focuses on the analysis of simple and complex models of dance behavior in relation to health outcomes across the lifespan. Directed by Dr. Aston K.

Learn how the Institute for Applied Life Sciences grew its COVID-19 testing capabilities and has made UMass Amherst a key public health resource in Massachusetts.