Research facts


Ranked 69th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$259 million

Research award dollars rose over 70% from FY14 to FY18


Research awards received rose 6% in FY18 since FY14


Awards from the NIH rose 7.6% in FY18

Key research areas spotlight


Researchers at Wayne State University are studying metabolic abnormalities that are associated with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and many other disorders.  Research studies include areas such as environmental modulators of metabolism and metabolic disease, circadian stress mechanisms in metabolic disorders, adipose tissue cell and molecular biology, novel obesity and diabetes therapeutics, metabolic genetics and inherited metabolic disorders, insulin resistance and diabetes, energy homeostasis, biolipid metabolism and inflammation, and more.
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Cores and facilities spotlight

Lumigen Instrument Center

The Lumigen Instrument Center provides high-quality research and teaching support to Wayne State faculty and students, as well to Detroit-area and the Michigan scientific community.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG