Peaches Ulrich, ASU student and Biodesign researcher, is determined to make an impact on people.
When you give to the ASU Biodesign Institute, you fuel discovery – and drive science one step closer to solving the world’s most pressing challenges.
Biodesign Institute researchers and students are working night and day to create new solutions for the planet and its people. Our scientifically diverse teams are remarkably successful in securing funding for their research from industry and government partners. However, grants do not cover all research-related expenses and are often earmarked for only specific aspects of a project – that is where philanthropy comes in. Sun Devil Giving Day provides the perfect opportunity for individuals to help support our research institute through powerful and catalytic gifts.
Your participation in Sun Devil Giving Day funds the area of greatest need at the Biodesign Institute –helping researchers crack the mysteries of human genetics, develop new technologies to diagnose disease earlier and move us all closer to a cleaner planet. It also directly supports student researchers, providing opportunities to present their scientific findings around the world through a Student Travel Grant. With a gift to the Biodesign Institute, you will become part of our collaborative and dynamic teams whose solutions will improve our health and our planet for generations to come.
Student Scholarships and Training
The Student Scholarships and Training fund supports student participation in conferences and trainings for career-building through travel and research scholarships and/or stipends.
Applied Structural Discovery
Gifts to Applied Structural Discovery will help develop revolutionary techniques to reveal the structure and dynamics of molecules with pioneering technology like the compact X-ray free electron laser (CXFEL).
Gifts to the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center will support new techniques of early detection, including blood biomarkers that will pinpoint neurodegenerative disease in its earliest phases, before it has irreparably ravaged the brain.
Biocomputing, Security and Society
Gifts to Biocomputing, Security and Society will help develop defenses against malicious behavior across a wide variety of systems, focusing primarily on living systems and computation.
Bioelectronics and Biosensors
Gifts to Bioelectronics and Biosensors will enable new tools for biomedical and environmental health research, develop wireless personal sensors for mobile health solutions and explore fundamental phenomena of nature at the single molecule level for next-generation detection technologies.
Gifts will support Bioenergetics’ mission to break through the current bottlenecks in fundamental mitochondrial biochemistry, drug design and therapeutic compounds.
Biosignatures Discovery Automation
Gifts to Biosignatures Discovery Automation will help researchers understand the link between genomics, cell function and disease in order to develop diagnostic tools to measure all dimensions of human health.
Environmental Health Engineering
Gifts to Environmental Health Engineering will support work to protect human health and critical ecosystems by detecting, minimizing and ultimately eliminating harmful chemical and biological agents through early detection and engineering interventions.
Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics
Gifts to Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics will help deepen our understanding of microbiomes and the crucial roles they play in human, animal and plant health and how they drive many aspects of relevance to our natural and built environment
Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy
Gifts will support Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy’s mission to invent, develop and translate novel therapeutic strategies against cancer and infectious diseases.
Innovations in Medicine
Gifts will support researchers in Innovations in Medicine in their quest to improve medical diagnostics and treatment and the prevention of disease.
Mechanisms of Evolution
Gifts will help Mechanisms of Evolution researchers understand the mechanisms of evolutionary change to empower all areas of the life sciences and inform our ability to solve key practical issues.
Molecular Design and Biomimetics
Gifts will support Molecular Design and Biomimetics researchers to advance biomedical, energy and electronics through self-assembling molecules for intelligent materials with better control and synthesis.
Gifts will assist the Pathfinder Center team in its mission to prepare educators and learners to be pathfinders who can find, evaluate, use and generate new knowledge to create a better world.
Single Molecule Biophysics
Gifts to Single Molecule Biophysics will support its advancements to the latest techniques for research on the single-molecule scale and its discoveries into new tools and applications that are relevant to promoting health and combating disease.
Swette Environmental Biotechnology
Gifts to the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology will aid human and microbial partnerships to make us healthier and our environment more sustainable.
Piper Center Personalized Diagnostics
Gifts to the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics will advance the discovery and development of biomarkers for the early detection of diseases that will impact decreasing mortality from cancer and autoimmune disease.