Bioscience and Health

ASU pursues bioscience and biomedical discovery to meet critical global challenges in energy, health, sustainability, engineering and education. ASU’s research enterprise empowers the next generation of scientists, professionals, entrepreneurs and educators through an approach that breaks down the traditional silos between academic disciplines and brings together world-renowned experts to solve these challenges.

The School of Life Sciences serves as an academic hub for interdisciplinary centers, institutes and attracting research talent. Dynamic laboratories, state-of-the-art technologies and a vast expansion of research infrastructure now support more than 3,700 students and 107 faculty members. Many pursue discovery and translational research, providing an entrepreneurial climate to bring the best research ideas to fruition.

ASU has created the nation’s first interdisciplinary research institute devoted entirely to innovations inspired by nature’s grand designs. The Biodesign Institute includes 554,000 square-feet of award-winning, LEED-certified buildings, and is Arizona’s largest investment in infrastructure devoted to bioscience-related research. Our 132 tenured research faculty and 200 active research projects and bioscience initiatives are redefining medical research, harnessing cutting-edge technology for the good of the planet, and focusing scientific expertise on the areas of greatest human need.

The health enterprise at ASU includes efforts across the campuses and disciplines, from centers, institutes and academic units, such as the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and College of Health Solutions, to partnerships with Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological Institute, Dublin City University and other centers of research, medicine, public service and industry. 


ASU houses one of 12 national physical sciences-oncology centers sponsored by NIH to examine whether controlling malignancy can be made by scientists outside of the cancer research community.
The ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center is a research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatement and prevention of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The Biodesign Institute includes 554,000 square-feet of award-winning, LEED-certified buildings, and is Arizona’s largest investment in infrastructure devoted to bioscience-related research.
The Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center is home to the ASU's Natural History Collections and connects a range of genomic, evolutionary and ecological data sciences labs, in addition to promoting informatics tools and virtual learning. experiences.
The Canine Science Collaboratory is dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and their people
Scientists and engineers with the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems collaborate to develop technologies to offset traumatic injury and neurological disease.
The mission of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes is to enable discoveries and solutions to conserve and sustainably manage the Earth's biodiversity.
Our mission is to construct a complete system for solar-powered production of fuels such as hydrogen via water splitting. Our design principles are drawn from fundamental concepts in photosynthetic energy conversion.
The Center for Biology and Society promotes research and education related to study of the life sciences and their interconnections with society.
The Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society seeks to change the way that we think, learn and talk about science and technology.
Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology explores, identifies and creates innovative scholarship about under-represented girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The expert team with the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science leads spatially-explicit scientific and technological research focused on mitigating and adapting to global environmental change.
Center for Law, Science and Innovation is the first and largest academic center focused on the intersection of law with science and technology.
The Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience brings together ASU faculty, students and research partners to examine the impacts of mindfulness across wide ranges of areas, including studies of social relationships and social justice, neuroscience and aging, wellbeing and immune function.
Future discoveries in complexity science require transdisciplinary teams with the intellectual breadth to determine the algorithms of social dynamics across diverse contexts.
The College of Global Futures brings together leaders, including 500+ sustainability scientists, to develop real-world solutions to environmental, economic and social challenges.
College of Health Solutions partners to improve health outcomes, lower costs and increase access to have a lasting, positive impact on health locally, nationally and globally.
The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts offers 21st century degree programs to students at ASU’s Polytechnic, Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Lake Havasu campuses
The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life.
The ecoSERVICES Group at ASU studies the environment and biodiversity change in terms of its impacts on the things that people care about.
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation produces lifetime learners in nursing and health who are prepared to think critically and succeed in any situation.
The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory™ will design implementable options to sustain global habitability and improve well-being for all humankind.
An interdisciplinary program for training graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in collaboration with the Barrow Neurological Institute and other clinical partners across the greater Phoenix area.
The Lincoln Center supports innovative, collaborative and multidisciplinary research on contemporary issues that affect humanity at large and whose solutions transcend both disciplinary and domestic boundaries.
The Mayo Clinic and ASU share a vision to improve all aspects of healthcare delivery through research and collaboration, most particularly in bioinformatics, nutrition and health promotion and biological engineering.
The Mechanisms of Evolution Research Center seeks to decipher the general rules by which evolution proceeds in different phylogenetic lineages.
The Neural Control of Movement Laboratory works to better understand sensory and cognitive connections between the brain and hand, and design, development and testing of next-generation prosthetic hand technology.
The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences combines a small-college experience on ASU's West campus with the benefits of a top-tier research endeavor.
The REACH Institute was established in 2014 to advance research, education and children's health.
At the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, students and faculty push the boundaries of science and medicine.
What is ahead for society can and will be built with some of the world’s most creative scientists, students, educators at ASU and with our global partners.
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences offers a solid base of scientific and mathematical knowledge, proficiency in scientific inquiry and access to careers that value and apply these skills to life situations.
The primary mission of The Biomimicry Center is to enhance academia’s ability to address a variety of sustainability challenges using strategies inspired by nature.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse academic research unit at ASU.