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.

Facility Highlight

Small Molecule Screening Facility
Small Molecule Screening

The Small Molecule Screening Facility assists researchers in developing high-throughput (HT) screening assays, performs HT screens of chemical libraries to identify new small molecules that can be used to probe biological processes of interest.

Upcoming Events

Aug 23 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
LSL S303
Meet with Mary Kate Foley to learn about the benefits of your MassBio membership.
Aug 27 2019 - 12:00pm
OEB Defense Lauren Alteio PhD Candidate Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology           French Hall, Room 209
Sep 3 2019 - 4:00pm
MCB Seminar Peter Freddolino University of Michigan Location:  Morrill 2, Room 222 Host:  Peter Chien Seminar Location: Morrill 2, Room 222
Sep 4 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Old Chapel, Great Hall (2nd floor)
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Sep 4 2019 - 4:00pm
Caroline Robertson Dartmouth College Location:  Morrill 2, Room 222
Sep 5 2019 - 11:30am
CHEM Seminar Tim Lodge Univ. of Minnesota LEDERLE GRADUATE RESEARCH TOWER 1634 Reception and light refreshments at 11:00 a.m.
Sep 5 2019 - 4:00pm
PB Seminar Laura Katz, Sibongile Mafu, Li-Jun Ma,


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Institute for Applied Life Sciences

N510 Life Science Laboratories
240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9364 | 413-545-1710

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center