Biodesign Institute

ASU Biodesign Institute Area of Greatest Need

ASU Biodesign Institute Area of Greatest Need

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Scientists in the ASU Biodesign Institute take a special approach to problem-solving: They collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines across the university. This interdisciplinary collaboration has led to breakthroughs in treating diseases like cancer and autism. For example, Professor Hao Yan, whose team relies on chemistry, biology, physics and materials science, helped develop nanobots that fight cancerous tumors by cutting off their blood supply. Other Biodesign researchers are discovering ways to detect and treat cancers early — before they progress. When you give to the ASU Biodesign Area of Greatest Need, you enable scientists to conduct health care and sustainability research that helps our communities.

We are committed to catching disease before it catches us and are finding creative and clean solutions for energy, air and water. We are inventing diagnostics and treatments, and we are growing the next generation of researchers who believe they can do the impossible."

Joshua LaBaer, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Biodesign Institute

Impact of Donor Support

  • Donors bring the world’s brightest minds to Arizona by supporting endowed chairs and professorships.
  • Leaders rise to the top. The Tip of the Fork program enables Sun Devil student-athletes to develop leadership skills through volunteering in their community.
  • Entrepreneurship thrives at ASU. Two examples: The Prepped program supporting minority entrepreneurs has fueled 100 small businesses.
  • And the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative has supported 1,000+ students and 297 unique ventures over 15 years.

Many of these students have gone home where they are successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, venture capitalists, impact investors and senior government officials. The come home with a powerful American business education taught in a culturally sensitive environment, and respectful of the nuances of our cultural differences."

Marshall Parke

'77 master’s in international management, whose established the SHARE fellowship program providing scholarship and mentorship support to students from emerging markets around the world

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