Research facts

$313 million

Research award dollars rose over 106% from FY14 to FY19

$238.8 million

Wayne State reported $238.8 million in research expenditures in FY18


Ranked 68th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$91.9 million

NIH awards rose 18.3% between FY13 and FY19

Key research areas spotlight


Wayne State University researchers are recognized experts in cardiovascular research. They are leading research in cardiac biomarkers, clinical trials operations and management related to heart disease, animal models of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, understanding the molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular development and so much more. Their work is critical in developing new therapeutic strategies to improve treatment of human vascular diseases.
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Cores and facilities spotlight

Microscopy and Cytometry

The Microscopy, Imaging & Cytometry Resources core aims to enhance the peer-reviewed funded research activities of faculty whose research requires these techniques.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG