Core Facilities at UMass Amherst
We work together with researchers toward a singular goal: advancing applied science and technology to address the world’s most pressing challenges. The UMass Amherst Core Facilities offer expertise and resources that create new opportunities, not only for scientific achievement, but also for establishing new models of collaboration.
As of January 2021, 40 professional staff members in 30 unique Core Facilities support more than 300 faculty labs across campus and dozens of industry partners throughout Massachusetts and beyond. Our state-of-the-art laboratories, instrumentation, equipment, and world-class experts are helping researchers drive discovery and pursue scientific endeavors on the front line of innovation in
- Life Sciences
- Cellular, Molecular, and Animal Sciences
- Manufacturing, Engineering, and Material Sciences
- Human Health
Our technologies and labs harness the collective experience of facility directors and technical experts, who are among the best and brightest in their fields. They serve as facilitators, consultants, and collaborators available to support researchers every step of the way, including designing experiments, analyzing data, preparing manuscripts and grant submissions, and much more.
Advanced technologies and laboratories, bolstered by in-house expertise and support, expand the University’s research capabilities, capacity, and opportunities like never before—and in doing so, continue to define UMass Amherst as New England’s research powerhouse.
With a focus on applied outcomes and a team approach to discovery and development, the Core Facilities team
- Provides access, training, and support for cutting edge technologies, advanced equipment, and high-end instrumentation
- Facilitates research strategies – from experiment design to grant applications
- Attracts top talent – faculty, as well as undergraduate and graduate students – to the University
- Advances researchers’ and the University’s reputation, e.g., national research activity rankings
- Helps identify and secure new funding sources
- Manages risk and regulatory compliance related to facilities and creates synergies and cost efficiencies
The overall Core Facility infrastructure was made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Life Science Center.
The UMASS five campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and UMass Medical School in Worcester maintain a series of Research Core Facilities managed by experienced professional directors and managers. Core Facilities represent a unique resource for available for industry, educational, and government research and training. The Core Facilities enable faculty, student, and innovative collaborators access to a broad array of equipment to enhance their capabilities, address a broader array of questions, and deliver technologies and product candidates more rapidly. Access to the Core Facilities provide users a competitive advantage for obtaining state, federal, foundation, and private funding.
Other UMass System Core Facilities
UMass President's Office
UMass Boston - Boston, MA
UMass Medical School - Worcester, MA
UMass Medical School, Mass Biologics - Boston, MA
UMass Lowell - Lowell, MA