Bioscience and Health
Arizona State University 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 hosts dynamic laboratories, state-of-the-art technologies and research infrastructure that supports more than 5,300 students and 107 faculty members. Many pursue discovery and translational research, providing an entrepreneurial climate to bring the best research ideas to fruition.
Attracting research talent from around the globe, ASU is a hub for dozens of cutting-edge, multidisciplinary centers and institutes that range from the ASU Natural History Collections, the Global Drylands Center, the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science to the Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center and, with Mayo Clinic, the Health Futures Center that features a MedTech Accelerator, biomedical engineering and informatics research labs, nursing programs and an innovative education zone.
ASU has also 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. The 150 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.