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Discover the Cores

Clustered in the south wing of the Life Science Laboratories (LSL) building and sprinkled throughout campus are some of UMass Amherst’s most valuable, often hidden, resources for applied science and technology research. The Core Facilities are a collection of 30 labs featuring state-of-the-art...

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Amy Burnside and Hannah Albright working in Flow Cytometry

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ADDFab Prints Rhizotrons

Don’t know what that is, read on …

Rhizotron is a laboratory constructed underground, or in this case on a lab bench, in order to study the soil and its interactions with plants and animals. They are typically equipped with a central corridor with viewing windows into the soil on either...

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Paluch's New Research Findings Tell Us How Many Steps are Needed to Improve Longevity

A meta-analysis of 15 studies involving nearly 50,000 people from four continents offers new insights into identifying the amount of daily walking steps that will optimally improve adults’ health and longevity – and whether the number of steps is different for people of different ages....

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Amanda Paluch

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Xia Receives $1.1M DARPA Grant to Develop High Dynamic Range Cameras

Qiangfei Xia, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently awarded a grant of approximately $1.1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under a program to develop a camera that can...

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Qiangfei Xia

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Giuliano Receives $750K Grant to Study the Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

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Karen Giuliano

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Biology Researchers Have New Insights on Treatments for Brain-eating Infections to Better Understanding the Evolution of Life

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently announced in the journal Current Biology that an amoeba...

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Woerman Lead Investigator in $2.8M NIH Grant to Study Fatal Movement Disorders

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Creighton University in Omaha have received a five-year, $2.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the molecular mechanisms underlying multiple system atrophy (MSA), one in a group of fatal neurodegenerative...

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Portrait Amanda Woerman

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Yao Receives 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship

Jun Yao, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, has received a 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship in chemistry from the Alfred...

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Grayscale portrait of Jun Yao

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Schiffman Awarded 2021 ‘Influential Researcher’ by the American Chemical Society

Associate Professor Jessica Schiffman, the interim department head of the Chemical Engineering Department at UMass Amherst, has been selected to the “2021 I&EC Research Class of Influential Researchers – the Americas” by the journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC...

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Jessica Schiffman

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Manning Family Foundation Provides $3 Million Gift to Expand Innovation

Alumnus Paul Manning ’77 and his wife, Diane, have committed $3 million through their family foundation to expand the Manning Innovation Program at the University of...

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Paul Manning

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Rauch Collaborates in Research to Develop New Treatment Technology for Alzheimer’s Disease

Jennifer Rauch, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is collaborating on a two-year, $700,000 National Institutes of Health grant...

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Jenny Rauch

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hMRC Physicist will be presenting at the ISMRM Conference

Dr. Rajakumar Nagarajan's technical abstracts have been selected in the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Conference this May 2022. The ISMRM is the premier scientific conference for MR work worldwide. This work...

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hMRC physicist Rajakumar Nagarajan

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Targeted Teamwork

Thayumanavan, Jerry and UMass Amherst researchers partner with the UMass Chan Medical School Cancer Center to find revolutionary ways to target cancer cells. What can be done to specifically deliver a drug to cancer cells while keeping a patient’s healthy cells working?

To find the...

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Cancer cells

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Bartlett and Team Discover the Genetic Linkages Governing the Formation of Flowers

“Flowers are amazing,” says Madelaine Bartlett, professor of biology at UMass Amherst and senior author of the paper, recently published in the...

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Madelaine Bartlett in field of maize

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Ganesan Named 2021 ACM Fellow

Deepak Ganesan, director of CPHM and professor in Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS)  has been named Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. The ACM Fellow recognition is the organization'...

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Prof. Deepak Ganesan

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