The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Upcoming Events

 
Mar 9 2021 - 11:30am
The Fault in Our Viruses: Polyamines in Promoting and Maintain Infectivity MICRO Seminar Bryan Mounce, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Loyola University
Mar 9 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
ZOOM LINK WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY for Zoom Security
Postponed until the end of the semester, please check back. Learn about the resources available with director Ravi Ranjan. Guest speaker: TBD
Mar 10 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Zoom links will be provided in advance of the appointment time.
Request a 30-minute office hours appointment
Mar 10 2021 - 4:00pm
Distinguished Lecture Neurobiology of Social Behavior Circuits NSB Colloquium Catherine Dulac Harvard University  Host: Joseph Bergan Virtual Seminar
Mar 10 2021 - 4:00pm
VASCI Seminar Bill Muller, PhD McGill University via Zoom link Speaker: Bill Muller, McGill University Notes: Host: Joe Jerry, PhD
Mar 11 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
ZOOM LINK WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY for Zoom Security
Please email umii@umass.edu to set up an appointment.
Mar 11 2021 - 4:00pm
PB Seminar María Julissa Ek Ramos Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Host: Miriam Hernandez-Romero Virtual Seminar

News & Events

CPHM

#FeaturedFacultyFriday: Simos Gerasimidis

This week’s featured IALS Associated Faculty Member is Simos Gerasimidis. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Gerasimidis’ research areas include structural stability, thin-walled structures, nano- and micromechanics, new architected...

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#FeaturedFacultyFriday: David Julian McClements

This week’s featured IALS Associated Faculty Member is David Julian McClements. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food Science. McClement's current research includes structural design of colloidal systems, biopolymer functionality, applied colloid science, nanotechnology in...

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IALS/M2M

Preliminary Research Shows SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in New Moms’ Early Breastmilk

Antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were detected in colostrum, which is early breastmilk, from 14 of 15 women who had tested positive for COVID-19 before giving birth, according to preliminary findings from research led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst breast cancer researcher and...

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IALS/M2M

Hazen Named to Dr. Constantine J. Gilgut Professorship in Plant Biology Professorship

Samuel P. Hazen, biology, was awarded the Dr. Constantine J. Gilgut Professorship in Plant Biology for a term of three years following approval by the Board of Trustees at its Thursday, Dec. 10 meeting.

The conditions of the Gilgut Professorship specify that the recipient will be a full...

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IALS

Serio Takes on Additional Leadership Role as Associate Chancellor of Strategic Academic Engagement

Tricia R. Serio, dean of the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), has been named associate chancellor of strategic academic planning by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. Serio will dedicate 20 percent of her time to the new role while continuing to lead CNS in her position as dean.

In this...

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IALS/M2M

UMass Amherst Researchers Develop Technique to Replicate Bone Remodeling Processes

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) have developed a technique to replicate bone tissue complexity and bone remodeling processes. This breakthrough could help researchers further their study of bone...

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2020 Healthcare Heroes Celebration

In October IALS was named a 2020 BusinessWest HealthcareHero. Such recognition was implemented to honor members of Western Massachusetts who have gone above and beyond to better the region’s health and wellness sector. This year's award pays tribute to our steadfast response to the unparalleled...

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2020 Healthcare Heroes award

CPHM

Robotic Fish Built by UMass Researcher Mimics Fast Acceleration of Live Fish

A robotic fish designed and built at a research lab at the UMass can accelerate up to 20g, an acceleration comparable to the fastest live fish that has been measured so far. No other robotic fish has achieved such acceleration. The research was recently published in Bioinspiration &...

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A Virtual Workshop: Managing Basil Under Increasingly Challenging Conditions

Hosted by UMass in collaboration with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Cornell University as part of the USDA/SCRI/NIFA supported Sweet Basil Research. 

Thursday December 10, 9 am to 5:15 pm
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M2M

UMass Graduate Featured in Forbes "30 Under 30"

Alexander Smith, cofounder of Power for Humanity, was featured in Forbes Magazine 2021 "30 Under 30" list. Smith utilized discoveries from Derek Lovely (M2M).

Forbes...

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IALS

2020 Report on Research is Live

The 2020 annual Report on Research is now live. The report details the notable resesarch and scholarly activity being conducted throughout the University. 

"During these unprecedented times, our faculty, staff, students, and partners have stepped up to meet unprecedented challenges. We...

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Baker Administration Partners with UMass Amherst to Expand COVID-19 Testing

Baker Administration Provides $5 Million Grant to Increase Testing Capacity

Today Governor Charlie Baker announced his expansion of COVID-19 testing with a $5 Million grant to UMass Amherst. This will allow the university to increase its COVID-19 testing capacity at the Institute for...

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Four IALS Associated Faculty Recognized Among 2020 World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

Six campus researchers in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been recognized among the world’s most highly cited researchers in 2020 by London-based Clarivate Analytics, owner of the Web of Science. Of the six researchers selected, four are IALS...

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IALS

Boston Patent Law Group Honors Campus Team for Inventions

Professor Deepak Ganesan (mHealthLab) of the College of Computer and Information Sciences (CICS), with former students Pengyu Zhang and Pan Hu, recently received one of the 2020 Boston Patent Lawyers’ Association (BPLA) tenth annual “Invented Here!” Awards for his team’s invention and successful...

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Deepak Ganesman

Volunteers Needed for a Study on COVID-19 Survivors

A significant proportion of people infected by COVID-19, known as "long-haulers," suffer from prolonged symptoms and chronic fatigue, which can lead to long-term incapacities. Therefore, therapies that can be performed at home and accelerate physical recovery need to be developed.

UMass...

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