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IALS/Core Facilities

Ravi Ranjan Presents at Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Conference

Genomics Resource Laboratory Director Ravi Ranjan recently presented at the 2024 Advances in Genome Biology and Technology General Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The presentation, “Streamlined for speed: NEBNext UltraExpress for DNA and RNA library...

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IALS/Venture Development

NSF Accelerating Research Translation Award Brings New Resources to Campus Innovators

UMass Amherst is one of 18 universities in the country, the only one in New England, to receive a first-ever NSF Accelerating Research Translation award. The four-year award will fund translational research teams, training for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and a network of ART...

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Dmitry Kireev Receives NSF Grant for Sweat-Analyzing Temporary Tattoo Research

Dmitry Kireev and his team have received an award to develop a new type of sweat monitor that can be applied to the skin like a temporary tatto and assess the molecules present. These tattoos will ultimately give individuals better insight into their health and serve as a tool for researchers....

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Dmitry Kireev


Research from Chen Research Group Advances Molecular Modeling of Biomolecular Condensates

This modeling tool from M2M's Jianhan Chen and his team will help scientists take the next step towards understanding certain disease processes.

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Shanlong Li, Yumeng Zhang, and Jianhan Chen

IALS/M2M/Venture Development

3Daughters Successfully Closes Over $2 Million in First Tranche of Seed Financing Round

3Daughters, a startup supported by the IALS Venture Development Program, announced closing of the first tranche in excess of $2 million in a Seed Round. This round was led...

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Registration is Open for the 2024 Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference

This is a great opportunity for 2023 Core Summer Interns to present their research.

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MassURC 2024 Flyer

Myrias Optics, Founded by James Watkins, Secures $3 Million Seed Investment Round to Deploy New Class of Optics

Myrias Optics, built on research developed by the Watkins Group at UMass Amherst, announced that it has secured a $3 million seed investment led by Asia Optical Inc. Myrias, an emerging developer of all-inorganic printed meta-optics, will...

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James Watkins with an Optical Wafer

Core Facilities

Core Facilities User Satisfaction Survey Open Now!

IALS is inviting all Core Facilities Users to share their experience by participating in our brief survey. 

Your opinion is vital to us. Influence the present and future capabilities at the UMass Centralized Core Facilities by completing a short survey. Your input helps us improve,...

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Core Facilities Survey


IALS Announces Inaugural Graduate Student Fellows for 2024

IALS is excited to announce the inaugural one-year translational Graduate Student Fellows for 2024! 

We define translational research as work that aims to inform or to develop product candidates, technologies, and services that deliver benefits to human health and well-being.


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Krishna Live Cell Protein Labeling

CBD/Core Facilities

CBD’s Pobezinsky and Pobezinskaya Use Flow Cytometry to Determine How Tumor Cells Outwit the Body’s Immune System

The Center for Bioactive Delivery's Pobezinsky and Pobezinskaya have analyzed and described what they call the "mosquito effect," shedding light on how certain pathogens can outwit the body's immune system.

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Leonid Pobezinsky and Elena Pobezinskaya


Four UMass Amherst Researchers Named in 2023 “Best Scientists in the World” Ranking By

All four of these researchers are affiliated with an IALS Research Center, with all three Centers being represented on this list.

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Clockwise from top left: Derek Lovley, Susan Hankinson, Thomas Russell and David Julian McClements

Venture Development

IALS Business Innovation Fellows Bridge Science and Business to Catalyze Innovation

Since 2017, the Isenberg School of Management has partnered with IALS to enable on-campus MBA students to augment their business education with real-world experience by collaborating with faculty-founded technology startups. Nearly 90 on-campus MBA students have participated in this...

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IALS/Core Facilities

Applications Are Now Open for the 2024 Core Summer Internship Program

We are now accepting applications for the IALS Undergraduate Core Summer Internship (CSI) Program, Summer 2024! The CSI Program aims to provide hands-on experiential research & technical training with the UMass Core Facilities to UMass undergraduate students from Science, Technology,...

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IALS/Core Facilities

Healey-Driscoll Administration Tours Mass Spectrometry Core Facility After Regional Cabinet Meeting at UMass Amherst

The Healey-Driscoll Administration held their first regional cabinet meeting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Tuesday, Dec. 5 to discuss the administration’s priorities in Western Massachusetts. Following the meeting, Chancellor Javier Reyes led Cabinet members on a tour of UMass...

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IALS/Venture Development

Ernest Pharmaceuticals and Organicin Scientific Selected As Finalists in 2024 Lever Western Massachusetts Health Technology Challenge

Two startups supported by the IALS Venture Development program, Ernest Pharmaceuticals and Organicin Scientific, have been selected as finalists in the 2024...

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