Core Facilities

Additional resources available throughout the UMass community.

3D printing, design consulting, and additive manufacturing workshops, all with industrial-grade, state-of-the-art, metal and polymer 3D printers. Contact us to get started!

This facility conducts research using equipment capable of fluorescence and luminescence imaging independent of or concurrent with CT imaging.

Provides transgenic, gene targeting, and other services to the research community

Provide analytical and high resolution scanning probed based microscopy, including Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) related techniques as well as force measurements.

Discovery-Based Research and Assay Development for Translational Applications

State-of-the-art facilities for fermentation and separation/purification of biomolecules.

Two cell culture facilities for both biological and bio-engineering approaches. Biosafety cabinets, incubators and general wet lab supplies.

Resources to facilitate basic and translational research in physiological, biomechanical, and behavioral mechanisms of human health and performance.

Affordable, IP free, rentable wet lab space

Gold-standard verification of wearable and point-of-care devices.

Designed to have CMOS processing technologies serve as a key enabler towards personalized healthcare and preemptive medicine. We aim to develop smart and miniature devices with biomedical applications.

Transmission (TEM) and Scanning (SEM) Electron Microscopes as well as related sample preparation equipment.

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

Provides solutions for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and advances instrumentation for DNA, RNA analysis. Facility is equipped with instruments including Illumina MiSeq.

World Class Measurement Capability for Frequencies into the Terahertz Range and Beyond

Histological services such as processing and paraffin embedding tissues, sectioning fixed or frozen tissues and immunohistochemical analysis. HistoSpring Tissue Registry provides access to tissue/cells from human breast and ovarian patients.

Whole-body non-invasive imaging and spectroscopy technologies for academic and industry-based research.

Utilizing the ‘gold standard’ SARS-C0V-2 assay – involving RNA extraction/qPCR, to ensure the lowest possible false positive/false negative results.

Nine different Nikon microscopes available that enable a full range of light microscopy methods and applications. Expert support offered for acquisition and analysis of data.

Expertise measuring molecular weights of small molecules, biological and synthetic macromolecules, qualitative and quantitative proteomics, protein dynamics.

Develops algorithms and processes for large scale wearable sensor networks to support the development of novel hardware.

Device design, modeling and prototype testing in functional architectures taking best advantage of the specific hierarchical nanomanufacturing capabilities.


Elucidates structure, conformation, dynamics and interactions between the molecules

Isolates and concentrates bioactives, thermally treats them by ultrahigh pasteurization and agitating retort, produces emulsion systems by homogenization, and encapsulates by freeze or spray drying.

Advanced Spectroscopic Analysis of Versatile Organic and Inorganic Samples

Consulting, server hosting, system administration, and data storage are available to support computationally intensive research computing.

Custom, moving web-based tools for translational advanced materials & nanomanufacturing processes

Miniaturizing systems in preparation for human testing.

Equipped with EEG systems for recording sleep physiology (sleep staging). A central control room will allow for on-line observation and monitoring of sleep in populations from infants to the elderly.

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.

Housing several instruments dedicated to the structural analysis of crystalline materials, the determination of highly periodic morphologies in self-assembled systems over a large length scale range.