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#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...
#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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 &...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.