Third Annual Core Facilities Showcase

Please join us on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 for the third annual UMass Amherst Core Facility Showcase in the Life Science Laboratories Conference Center from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Schedule of Events:

1:00 PM  Registration

1:15 PM  Welcome-Andrew Vinard, Director of Core Facilities
1:30 PM  Selected Student Presentations

  • Neeraj Raghuraman, MIE, Srimathveeravalli group, “Irreversible electroporation-assisted decellularization of intestinal tissues for use as a potential graft in bladder reconstruction therapy.”
  • Gabrielle Villafana, BMB, Rausch group, “Determining the effect of LRP1 inhibitors on tau spread in vivo.”

2:30 PM  Poster Session and Meet & Greet with Core Facility Directors

3:45 PM  Introduction-Peter Reinhart, Founding Director of IALS

3:55 PM  Plenary Presentation-Jane Kent, Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology, “Understanding Muscle Fatigue in Aging: From Intracellular Energy to Mobility

4:45 PM  Closing Remarks and Award Presentations

5:00 PM  Dinner and Networking

Any questions, please contact Andrew Vinard at

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