The Biodesign Institute

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The Biodesign Institute
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General information
Type Research Institute
Location Arizona State University: Tempe Campus
Address 727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, Arizona 85287
Coordinates 33°25′10″N 111°55′41″W / 33.41944°N 111.92806°W / 33.41944; -111.92806Coordinates: 33°25′10″N 111°55′41″W / 33.41944°N 111.92806°W / 33.41944; -111.92806
Construction started Building A - February 2003
Building B - March 2004
Building C - TBD
Building D - TBD
Completed Building A - January 2005
Building B - January 2006
Building C - TBD
Building D - TBD
Cost Building A - $72,800,000
Building B - $78,500,000
Building C - TBD
Building D - TBD
Owner Arizona State University
Technical details
Structural system Brick and glass curtain wall system, steel frame, concrete flooring
Floor count 4
Floor area Building A - 177,661 s.f.
Building B - 174,583 s.f
Building C - TBD
Building D - TBD
Design and construction
Architecture firm Buildings A&B - Gould Evans / Lord Aeck & Sargent
Buildings C&D - TBD
Main contractor Buildings A&B - DPR Construction / Sundt Corp.
Buildings C&D - TBD
Awards and prizes Building A - Gold-level LEED certified
Building B - Platinum-level LEED certified

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University is a center specializing in bioscience infrastructure at Arizona State University. It is currently led by Dr. Raymond DuBois, a physician-scientist and oncology researcher who previously served as Provost and Executive Vice President at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. The Institute is organized into a growing number of collaborative research centers and laboratories staffed by scientists in diverse disciplines.


The Biodesign Institute performs biomedical and health research and develops solutions for environmental sustainability.

The Biodesign Institute is located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, a comprehensive multi-campus metropolitan university that is the largest in the U.S. by enrollment.

Under the leadership of President Crow, ASU is adding one million square feet of new research space to enhance the capabilities of the Institute and drive economic growth in the communities it serves.

Centers within the facility[edit]

Name (Center for) Director
Applied Structural Discovery Petra Fromme
Bioelectronics and Biosensors Nongjian Tao
BioEnergetics Sidney Hecht
Biosignatures Discovery Automation Deirdre Meldrum
Environmental Biotechnology Bruce Rittmann
Environmental Security Rolf Halden
Evolution and Medicine Randolph Nesse
Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics Ferran Garcia-Pichel
Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy Grant McFadden
Innovations in Medicine Stephen Johnston
Neurodegenerative Diseases Eric Reiman
Personalized Diagnostics Joshua LaBaer
Single Molecule Biophysics Stuart Lindsay
Sustainable Health Leland "Lee" H. Hartwell


Raymond DuBois[edit]

Raymond DuBois, a physician-scientist with an expertise in translational cancer research, was appointed executive director of the Biodesign Institute on December 1, 2012.

Alan Nelson[edit]

Alan Nelson, an entrepreneur and a developer of a number of medical devices, was the executive director of the Biodesign Institute from March 2009 to July 2011.

George Poste[edit]

The Institute was formerly led by George Poste, a scientist and policy maker with four decades of experience spanning academia, industry and government. Dr. Poste’s experience in fostering scientific collaboration has shaped the Institute’s organization and has facilitated recruitment of international-caliber scientists to the Institute.

Charles Arntzen[edit]

Charles Arntzen served as the Founding Director of the Biodesign Institute until May 2003, and as Co-Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology of that Institute until 2007.


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