The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Upcoming Events

 
Dec 1 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
UMass TTO Licensing Staff will hold virtual office hours to answer your intellectual property questions, via Zoom or phone.
Dec 2 2020 - 4:00pm
Distinguished Neuroscience Lecture Cortical plasticity and brain disorders NSB Colloquium Mriganka Sur Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dec 2 2020 - 4:00pm
virtual
Professor Daniela CalzettiDepartment of AstronomyWednesday, December 2, 2020 ,4 p.m. "Stars are not `Spherical Cows’"
Dec 3 2020 - 4:00pm
PB Seminar Dawn Nagel University of California, Riverside Hosts: Sam Hazen and Kelly Allen 4:00pm Zoom Seminar
Dec 8 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
virtual
Please join Jennifer Normanly (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Linda Tropp (Psychological and Brain Sciences) UMass Amherst live on Zoom, December 8, 2020 & December 9, 2020 from 10:00a
Dec 9 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
virtual
Please join Jennifer Normanly (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Linda Tropp (Psychological and Brain Sciences) UMass Amherst live on Zoom, December 8, 2020 & December 9, 2020 from 10:00a
Dec 9 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
virtual
Please join Jennifer Normanly (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Linda Tropp (Psychological and Brain Sciences) UMass Amherst live on Zoom, December 8, 2020 & December 9, 2020 from 10:00a

News & Events

CPHM

Mechanical Engineering Student Wins First Prize in NSF Poster Competition

A UMass Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Peter Dimeo, won first place in a NSF poster competition within the 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). This virtual conference is the American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s largest research and...

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Peter Dimeo

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Osborne and Team Seeking a New Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases

Barbara Osborne (M2M), veterinary and animal sciences, and a small team of her colleagues involved in the startup medical research firm HasenTech recently were awarded two grants to advance their investigation of an exopolysaccharide (EPS), a sugar found on the surface of the bacterium Bacillis...

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Barbara Osborne

M2M

Chemical Engineering Researcher Teams Up With Michigan Tech to Develop Method to Keep Vaccines Stable

UMass researcher, Sarah Perry (M2M), has teamed up with a researcher at Michigan Technological University to develop a method using proteins to keep vaccines stable without the need to refrigerate them.

Sarah Perry, professor of chemical engineering and Caryn Heldt, director of the Health...

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Sarah Perry

M2M

How Cell Processes Round Up and Dump Damaged Proteins: Chemists discover cells’ unexpected clean-up techniques

In a new paper with results that senior author Eric Strieter (M2M) calls “incredibly surprising,” he and his chemistry lab group report that they have discovered how an enzyme known as UCH37 regulates a cell’s waste management system.

Strieter says, “It took us eight years to figure it...

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Eric Strieter

CPHM

Researchers Seeking Participants for Campus' First Whole-Room Calorimetry Study

Researchers in Jane Kent's (CPHM) Muscle Physiology lab are seeking participants for a new study investigating the links between muscle bioenergetics (measured through magnetic resonance spectroscopy) and whole-body energy metabolism (measured through indirect calorimetry). Participants should...

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M2M

Michelle Farkas and Shelly Payton (M2M) receive ADVANCE Collaborative Seed Grant

The ADVANCE program has announced that three research teams are recipients of ADVANCE Collaborative Research Seed Grants for 2020-2021. These competitive grants aim to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among faculty. Recognizing longstanding...

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IALS

Rebecca Spencer explains how COVID-19 has impacted our sleep

IALS Sleep Lab Director and neuroscientist, Rebecca Spencer was interviewed in-depth by the nationally syndicated public radio program “Innovation Hub” about how the stresses related to the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted our sleep.

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IALS

Bob Stevens is awarded Research and Engagement Outstanding Employee Awards

Congratulations to Bob Stevens, IALS IT Systems Administrator, the fifth winner of the R&E employee recognition award. 

Some comments from nominations recall that Bob has been a crucial player in the implementation and entire buildout of CORUM.  He started with a...

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Bob Stevens

CPHM

Featured Faculty Friday: Xian Du

Xian Du is this week's IALS Associated Faculty member. He is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and part of the IALS Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM). Du's research focuses on the scale up of flexible electronics printing processes from lab to...

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M2M

UMass Research Compares Sensitivity of All Genes to Chemical Exposure

Environmental health scientist, Alexander Suvorov (M2M), has used an unprecedented objective approach to identify which molecular mechanisms in mammals are the most sensitive to chemical exposures.

The study, published in the journal Chemosphere, advances the understanding of the...

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Alexander Suvorov

M2M

Blanchard Lab Leads National Soil Microbiome Investigation

In a new national effort, scientists led by Jeff Blanchard (M2M), biology, have received a two-year, renewable resource grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to apply – for the first time – new genomics and omics-related techniques to microbial communities at 15 to 20 established NSF...

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IALS

Institute of Applied Life Sciences Awards Second Annual Manning/IALS Innovation Awards

IALS Director, Peter Reinhart, recently announced that six campus research teams will receive the second annual round of Manning/IALS Innovation Awards.

The seed grants are designed to advance translational and applied research and development efforts from UMass-based faculty groups, pre-...

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IALS

Volunteers Need for Study on Sleep and Hot Flashes

The UMass Sleep Lab is looking for females ages 45 to 65, who are experiencing sleep disturbances from hot flashes caused by menopause, for a new study on wearable warming and cooling devices.

The at-home study consists of seven weeks of sleep and activity monitoring with self-applied...

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CPHM

Featured Faculty Friday: Govind Srimathveeravalli

This week’s featured IALS Associated Faculty Member is Govind Srimathveeravalli. As well as holding a position as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Srimathveeravalli is also part of two IALS Centers: the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring and the Center for...

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M2M

Featured Faculty Friday: Amanda Woerman

This week’s featured IALS Associated Faculty Member is Amanda Woerman. She is an Assistant Professor of Biology and part of the IALS Models to Medicine Center. Woerman's research interests include Neurodegeneration and Protein Misfolding.

Below, you will find our complete interview with...

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Amanda Woerman

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