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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
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...