News & Events
Chromatin Confirmation Capture Webinar with Dovetail Genomics to be held on May 6
Careful and deliberate packaging of the genome is essential to ensuring correct and timely transcriptional programs. Chromatin conformation capture (3C and Hi-C) is a powerful approach for capturing the long-range chromatin interactions that directly influence gene expression. During this...
Manning/IALS Innovation Awards
UMass Amherst invites applications for the UMass Amherst ‘Proof-of-Concept’ (POC) Seed Fund Program. These awards are to advance translational and applied R&D efforts from faculty groups, pre-startup companies, and individuals affiliated with UMass Amherst through the development of spin-out...
Graduate Summer Research Assistant Program in Core Facilities
We are excited to announce that IALS and the three Research Centers (M2M, CBD, and CPHM) are jointly offering up to 10 graduate summer RA positions through a select number of Core Facilities.
These RA positions will be under the supervision of the Core Facility directors, and will...
UMass Core Facilities Awarded $2M Capital Funding
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) awarded four of the UMass Core Facilities a total of $2M in capital grants. These facilities are managed by the Institute for Applied Life Sciences. The funding was available to Massachusetts “not-for-profit” academic/research institutions for the...
Sarah Perry Gets NSF CAREER Grant To Stabilize Proteins to Increase Access to Vaccines
Tammy Haut Donahue Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows
Research professor Tammy Haut Donahue of the biomedical engineering (BME) department has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, comprised of more than 2,000 individuals who have made significant contributions to the medical and...
Making Plant Protein Look and Feel More Like Whole Meat
A team of University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientists has been awarded a grant from the Good Food Institute to create tasty, plant-based, protein-rich food that’s similar in texture to whole chicken, pork or beef.
Distinguished Professor of Food Science David Julian McClements (...
UMass Amherst Engineers, Nurses Design Fast-track, Low-cost Face Shield to Provide PPE Devices for Health Care
In just under two weeks, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with engineers, nurses and other health care professionals, have developed a design informed by clinical feedback for protective plastic face shields as the nation combats the spread of the coronavirus. It will be...
Peter Chien Named an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow
The American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) recently honored Peter Chien (M2M), professor in biochemistry and molecular biology by naming him to the 2020 class of Fellows of the Academy based on his record of “scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.” The...
UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College Junior in Vandenberg Lab Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
State’s COVID-19 Response Gets Vital Assistance from School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst
Daniel Gerber, associate dean for academic affairs, is leading a School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) effort to assist the state with its COVID-19 response efforts. Student involvement is a key aspect.
Gerber, along with Karen Helfer, communication disorders; Andrew Lover,...
Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19
US-based small businesses are invited to submit Phase I proposals focused on the development and deployment of new technologies, products, processes, and services with the potential to positively impact the nation’s and world’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Areas of research...
Research Funding Currently Available to Aid Coronovirus Countermeasures
Could your research help accelerate the development of vaccines, drugs and diagnotics for COVID-19?
Submit your proposal to BARDA and the U.S. government 2019-nCoV medical countermeasures task force.
The US Government has opened a market research portal to keep the government...