Arizona’s three state universities all excel in developing research programs that address some of the most exciting fields in bioscience, from genomics breakthroughs that fight cancer and other diseases to biofuels that will help achieve energy independence. Often, the universities partner with non-profit organizations or patient care centers so breakthroughs made in the lab can be applied to save lives
Arizona State University (ASU) Biodesign Institute
Specialization: Genomics, sustainable energy
The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has formed nearly 200 academic, clinical, and industrial partnerships to achieve breakthroughs in genomics, pathogen research, and sustainable energy.
Northern Arizona University (NAU)
NAU’s Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics finds new ways to isolate bacteria.
Specialization: Pathogens and Genomics Research
Northern Arizona University is home to one of the largest pathogen related genomics research centers in the world. NAU’s Strategic Alliance for Bioscience Research and Education strengthens research and educational activities.
University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute is committed to sustainability.
More Education Opportunities
Arizona offers a wide range of additional educational opportunities including
Arizona’s community colleges are also committed to providing a trained workforce to support the growing bioscience industry. Maricopa Community College recently entered into a 10-year academic affiliation with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) as part of this commitment.