Biodesign’s FUSION 2019 Scientific Retreat!

A message from the Executive Director

Welcome to FUSION 2019 – a Biodesign Scientific Retreat

Joshua LaBaer

Biodesign researchers, faculty and students,

I hope you’ll join me on Friday, March 22, for the new and improved Fusion 2019 Scientific Retreat, which will be held at an all new location in downtown Phoenix. Come exchange ideas, build collaborations, celebrate our young and developing scientists and enjoy lots of good food and drink!

This year’s theme is focused on Nature-Inspired Solutions for Global Impact. As the premier scientific research institute in the nation’s fastest growing research university, our scientifically diverse teams continue to be remarkably successful. How can we more effectively proliferate scientifically to achieve greater impact?

Students who register for the Scientific Retreat are automatically registered to attend the inaugural Biodesign Student “Hackathon,”* an interactive and thought-provoking afternoon brainstorming session to engage with peers on topics pertinent to student research and development at Biodesign. *Hackathon: An event or gathering focused on practical, adaptable or innovative solutions to real world problems.

I look forward to this day each year – for scientific exchange and to spend time with all of you. See you there!


Joshua LaBaer
Executive Director

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