Research facts

$304.8 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 62% from FY15 to FY20

$91.7 million

NIH awards rose over 7.4% from FY15 to FY20

67th

Ranked 67th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$244.2 million

Wayne State reported $244.2 million in research expenditures in FY19

Key research areas spotlight

Metabolic

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

BioBank

Wayne State is home to the Michigan Neonatal Biobank established by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG