The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Core Facilities Seminar Series

Throughout the series we will be featuring individual core facilities and relevant technologies. We are hoping that with these biweekly seminars you will discover what great resources that the centralized UMass Core Facilities offer to our campus community and the New England region.

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Spring 2021

Mar 9 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn about the resources available with director Ravi Ranjan. Guest speaker: TBD

Registration required. 

Mar 23 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

 Alex Ribbe, director,  "The Many Faces of cryo-EM"

Apr 6 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

with Keith Dusoe.

Apr 20 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn about the many specialized capabilities and resources in this facility with director, Michael Busa.

May 4 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Gwenael Layec, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology areas of specialization include Musculoskeletal Physiology, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy/imaging, Bioenergetics, Mitochondria and Cardiovascular Physiology.

Spring 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Jasna Fejzo, Director of Biological NMR

Guest Speaker
Dr. Marcel J.J. Blommers, CSO at Saverna Therapeutics AG, Basel, Switzerland

Tuesday, January 26, 2021


Andrew Vinard, Director of UMass Core Facilities

Guest Speaker
Bob Stevens, IALS Systems Administrator

Fall 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Computational Modeling

Chungwen Liang, Director

Guest Speaker
Prof. Michael Fayer, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Light Microscopy

James Chambers. Director

Guest Speakers
Yousef Bagheri, You Lab, Department of Chemistry and Joe DePietro, Nikon Instruments

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Advanced Digital Design & Fabrication (ADDFab)

David Follette, Director

Guest Speaker
Meghan Huber, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Introduction to CORUM

Andrew Vinard, Director of UMass Core Facilities

Guest Speaker
Bob Stevens, IALS Systems Administrator

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

CT and Optical Imaging

Amy Burnside, Director of Animal Imaging and Flow Cytometry

Guest Speaker
Sarah Guyette, Field Application Scientist, PerkinElmer

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Mass Spectrometry

Stephen Eyles, Director of Mass Spectrometry

Guest Speaker
Cristina Silvescu, Imaging Application Scientist, Bruker Daltonics

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Sallie Schneider, Director of Biospecimen Resource and Molecular Analysis Facility, Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Raman, IR, XFR Spectrocopy

Lili He, Director of Raman, IR, XFR Spectrocopy

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Biophysical Characterization

Lizz Bartlett, Director of Biophysical Characterization

Guest Speaker
Lake Paul, President and Founder, BioAnalysis, LLC