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ASU launches inaugural Lab Safety Innovation Award

January 11, 2018

The Laboratory Safety Committee will issue awards for safe research practices After receiving his doctorate in microbiology in the 1980s, Mitch Magee, now a researcher in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, began studying tuberculosis (TB) in a lab on the East Coast. Because TB is a highly infectious, airborne disease, the lab purchased a centrifuge tool with a special lid to keep the bacteria from getting in the air. “We were smart. We knew what we were...

Discovery's Desert Home

September 18, 2017

  Editor's note: The following story was featured in the February 15 print edition of the journal Nature.  The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University was designed to foster multidisciplinary collaboration and solve the world’s great challenges. The results speak for themselves. William Graves came to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) determined to change the world. The physicist had spent the past 13 years at the Massachusetts Institute of...

Summer Science Sojourn: Biodesign Institute announces summer internship program

May 13, 2010

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the participants in this year’s High School Summer Internship Program. Ten students were selected from a large pool of applicants for this highly competitive and prestigious program, which offers promising students from high schools across the Valley an opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research under the watchful eye of a scientific mentor.  The Biodesign Institute represents the largest investment in...