Research facts


Ranked 70th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$320.1 million

Research award dollars rose over 41% from FY15 to FY21

$243.3 million

Wayne State reported $243.3 million in research expenditures in FY20

$100.2 million

NIH awards rose over 14% from FY15 to FY21

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

Wayne Integrated Research Lab

WiRL promotes Wayne State's clinical and translational research, and supports and enhances research and implementation.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG