Photo of Jenny Ross's laser lab

Research

Faculty and students in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) are internationally recognized for their outstanding research in the life, environmental, computational, and physical sciences.

CNS faculty are routinely listed among the world’s leading scientific minds in Thomson Reuters surveys. In Massachusetts, UMass Amherst ranks third in funding received from the National Science Foundation, after Harvard and MIT. On campus, CNS is the largest recipient of grant funding, and CNS faculty are campus leaders in the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, a $150 million interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial research center focused on developing new products to benefit health and medicine. Postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students actively engage with faculty and contribute to a wide range of relevant and interdisciplinary research.