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Research and Innovation to Improve Human Health

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) translates life science research into products that improve human health. This vision is achieved in collaboration with industry partners. Furthermore, IALS trains an entrepreneurial workforce skilled in the discovery, development, and manufacture of medical devices, biomolecules, and delivery vehicles for the life sciences.

Funding Opportunities

I-Corps at NIH is in session!

This program is designed to support training that will help project teams at NIH-funded small businesses overcome key obstacles along the path of innovation and commercialization.

Industry Outreach

Need Help with a Biopharmaceutical Innovation?

ABLS provides world-class expertise in drug development, access to a fully integrated drug discovery and development center (with medicinal chemistry, biological assays, animal models, pharmacology, toxicology capabilities, etc.)

News & Events

Zoeller (M2M) Honored with Endocrine Society Award for Public Service

R. Thomas Zoeller, biology, has won the Endocrine Society’s Laureate Award for Outstanding Public Service Award, with three others, for “public service to the field of endocrinology” and for “their citizenship, outreach and scientific leadership in the area of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.”


More than 175 faculty from 3 colleges and 28 departments, conduct research and engage in hands-on education.


  • $150 million in new facilities
  • Industry Collaboratories
  • Prototype development and testing