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Third Annual Core Facilities Showcase

Please join us on Tuesday, November 7, for the third annual UMass Amherst Core Facility Showcase in the Life Science Laboratories Conference Center from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

This will be a formal program including:

  • Selected Student Presentations
  • Meet & Greet...

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IALS/CPHM/Core Facilities

IALS Partner MassAITC Is Improving the Lives of Older Adults Through AI

According to the United States Census, the population of adults over age 65 has spiked in the past decade, reaching more than 55 million people—or over 1 in 6 people...

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IALS/CBD/Core Facilities

Paul Katz Awarded Grant to Advance Knowledge of Human Brain Development By Mapping The Sea Slug Brain

Paul Katz, professor of biology and member of the Center for Bioactive Delivery (CBD), has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke to advance knowledge on human brain development by using an unusual...

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IALS/Core Facilities

ADDFab's Partnership With FORGE Helps Small Business Create Prototype

FORGE, a nonprofit helping innovators achieve commercialization and impact, connected the Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication (ADDFab) core facility with Kimberly Cook, founder of Cooked Up Ideas, to create a device that would keep flags from becoming tangled.

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IALS/Venture Development

2023 Manning/IALS Innovation Awards Recipients Announced

Six campus research teams have been named recipients of the fifth annual Manning/IALS Innovation Awards. These translational grants advance applied R&D efforts from UMass-based faculty research groups toward the...

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IALS/CPHM

Leo Liu Receives NIH Trailblazer Award for Research Developing Brain Implants Inspired by "Terminator" Movie

T. Leo Liu, assistant professor, mechanical and industrial engineering and IALS, will receive $400,000 over three years to investigate a topic that is exploratory, developmental, proof of concept or high-risk/high-impact...

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Leo Liu in front of microscope in lab

Core Facilities

CH2P Researchers and Embr Labs Develop Wearable Device to Predict Hot Flashes

Michael Busa, Director of Center for Human Health and Performance, and Embr Labs have created a machine-learning algorithm to predict a hot flash before a person perceives it.

When combined with Embr Labs’ patented wearable device, Embr Wave™, immediate cooling is delivered to mitigate or...

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Embr wave 2 hot flash monitoring device

IALS/CBD/Venture Development

Thayumanavan Publishes Findings on Nanogel Drug Delivery System to Reverse Obesity and Lower Cholesterol

S. Thai Thayumanavan, a biomedical engineer, distinguished professor of chemistry and biomedical engineering, director of Center for Bioactive Delivery, has used a nanogel-based carrier designed in his lab

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S. Thai Thayumanavan

IALS/Venture Development

Cyta Therapeutics Named Best Startup at Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day

University of Massachusetts Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences’ (IALS) startup company Cyta Therapeutics was the Judges’ Choice Best Startup at the 16th annual Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation (MALSI) Day in Boston on July 27.

Cyta Therapeutics is an early-stage life...

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Bonnie Fendrock, CEO, Cyta Therapeutics

IALS/Venture Development

Florrent CEO and UMass Alumnus Jose LaSalle Receives Fellowship to Address Climate Change

Jose LaSalle, UMass Amherst alumni and co-founder and CEO of cleantech startup florrent, was one of two UMass alumni to receive an entrepreneurial fellowship from Activate Global Inc., a nonprofit founded by entrepreneurs, scientists, and investors to support science in addressing climate change...

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IALS/Core Facilities

Testing By Cell Culture Core Facility Leads to Bioprocessing Breakthrough

Testing conducted by the Cell Culture Core Facility and O2M Technologies has shown that the Xheme Multifunctional Additive (XMA) has demonstrated the ability to significantly reduce or eliminate the damage of oxidative stress in bioproduction conditions. XMA is a programmable non-toxic...

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IALS Research Image Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our 2023 IALS Research Image Competition! Head over to the Image Competition webpage to find out who won. Thank you to everyone who submitted an image, great work!

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IALS/Core Facilities

Light Microscopy Interns Present Special Seminar on Microscope Automation

The Light Microscopy graduate interns and undergraduate Core Summer Interns recently held a special seminar on microscope automation. Interns presented about image acquisition and analysis automation using NIKON Elements JOBs and General Analysis 3. Attendees received a step-by-step demo on how...

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IALS/CPHM/Core Facilities

Jane Kent Named UMass Amherst Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has named Jane Kent a Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology. Kent is associated with the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring, as well as the Center for Human Health and Performance Core Facility and the Human Magnetic Resonance Center Core Facility...

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New Leadership Announced in the Office of Research and Engagement

Laura Vandenberg has been named Acting Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, and Lynne McLandsborough has been named Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, as well as the Interim Director of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE).

Former...

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