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TaCore Tuesday Recap

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, IALS hosted the first annual UMass Core Facilities Showcase.

The event began with a poster session where each facility provided their capabilities, testimonials, and the scientific value that they have added to their corresponding industry. Core directors as well as...

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Engineer Jinglei Ping Wins AFOSR YIP for Multiscale Electrical Mapping of Biosystems

Jinglei Ping, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department (MIE) in the College of Engineering as well as IALS, has been awarded a prestigious early career award from the Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) in the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (...

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Jinglei Ping

M2M

Researchers Develop New Technology to Detect Foodborne Disease

Food scientist Matthew Moore, Models to Medicine, has received two grants from the USDA to apply new technology in an effort to more quickly detect and trace foodborne disease caused by noroviruses and bacteria.

Under the USDA’s ...

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Matthew Moore

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Bioinformatics Training

Members of Li-Jun Ma Lab, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology, are hosting Bioinformatics Training. There will be a four week long NGS-data analysis training taking place in IALS, running from Nov. 7 to Dec. 5. The sessions, which will occur from 6-7pm on Thursdays, will be held in LSL N415. ...

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Bioinformatics Training poster

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UMass Amherst-led Cross-disciplinary Research Examines Fertility Impacts of Male Environmental Exposure

A cross-disciplinary team of scientists, led by environmental epigeneticist Richard Pilsner, Models to Medicine, will use a three-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to expand research into the impact of phthalate exposure on male...

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Rick Pilsner

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Students Hold Inaugural Nursing PhD Symposium

The Inaugural Nursing PhD Symposium, held Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Institute of Applied Life Sciences Conference Center, gathered together a diverse consortium of scientists, community advocates, educators and entrepreneurs to explore the future of nursing and the role of nurse-scientists in...

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Attendees viewing nursing poster

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Bioanalytical Chemist is Inventing New DNA-based Probes

Assistant professor Mingxu You, chemistry, and M2M recently received a five-year, $1.9 million NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) to fund his research in developing new tools – DNA-based probes– to quantify intercellular mechanical forces and understand a variety of mechano-...

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Mingxu You

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Engineering Professor Joseph Bardin Part of Google Research Team That Reports Quantum Breakthrough in Computing

Joseph C. Bardin, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and IALS High Frequency Sensor Development Laboratory and Sensor Integration Coordinator, is a member of the multi-disciplinary research team that has published a new paper in the journal Nature that says...

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Joseph Bardin

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IALS Announces the Six Winners of the Inaugural Manning/IALS Prize

Peter Reinhart, IALS founding director, has announced that six campus research teams have been named recipients of the first Manning/IALS Seed Grants. The awards will support next steps in their research such as proof-of-concept studies and business development, fundamental research into new...

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Paul Manning

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UMass Amherst Scientists Developing Necklace-like Wireless Device to Improve Understanding of Schizophrenia

Biomedical informatician Sunghoon Ivan Lee and wireless health scientist Jie Xiong have received a $1.15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a wireless device, worn like a necklace, that aims to transform the understanding and treatment of schizophrenia. The...

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Sunghoon Ivan Lee and Jie Xiong looking over prototype apparatus

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IALS Boots Startup Companies like Aclarity

UMass Amherst technology spin-off Aclarity raised more than $1 million in initial venture capital pre-seed funding. CEO Julie Bliss Mullen and COO Barrett Mulley are UMass Amherst alumni.

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TaCore Tuesday-Core Facilities Showcase

Please mark Tuesday, October 15, in your calendars for the first UMass Amherst Core Facility Showcase in the LSL Conference Center from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There is no formal program, please feel free to stop by when you can for as long as you can.

The full agenda is below and...

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Ernest Pharmaceuticals a Winner in Mass Tech Transfer Contest

Ernest Pharmaceuticals CEO and bioengineer Nele Van Dessel presented the poster at MTTC’s 12th annual Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation
Day; the company was one among 30 vying for four prizes. She says she and co-founder Neil Forbes, a professor of chemical engineering at UMass
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Data to Knowledge-Research advances improve data capture from wearable tech

Deepak Ganesan, computer science professor and director of the Center for Pesonalized Health Monitoring (CPHM), leads the center’s work on the computer science aspects of wearable technologies for mobile health – pervasive sensing and improving data capture and analysis from both...

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Participant wearing smart eyeglasses.

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Sunghoon Ivan Lee receives two-year grant to research battery-less wearable sensors

Smartwatches were big breakthroughs when they hit the market in the early 2000s. Even nascent versions got consumers excited with their ability to play games and access newsfeeds. Two decades later, that Fitbit® or Apple Watch® on your wrist can actually collect, store and transmit data....

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UMass Amherst Assistant Professor Sunghoon Ivan Lee (center) was looking for ways to make smaller, lighter, more energy-efficient wearable sensors. His team's research revolves around a novel concept of wirelessly transferring current through human skin to power battery-less wearable sensors.

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