Top scientists tackling our world's most complex challenges

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Asking big questions. Inspiring bold solutions.
Improving health and life for better tomorrows.
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Major Initiatives


Scientific, biomedical, and engineering research is undergoing a profound transformation with the availability of large-scale, diverse, and high-resolution data sets, and BIO5 is committed to being at the forefront of big data management and analysis. Read more about BIO5’s bioinformatics initiative.

Keep Engaging Youth in Science

The KEYS program offers summer research internships to top performing high school students who have a strong interest in pursuing advanced education and training in the bioscience or biomedical fields. Read more about the KEYS program.

Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases

The Challenge: Arizona ranks 14th among the 50 states in the total number of residents over age 65, with an increase of 11% in the population over age 55 in the last year alone. Read More

Improving health with wearable technology

The Challenge: From iWatch to FitBit, wearable technology that monitors clinical indicators in real time is becoming an accepted and ubiquitous method of aiding people to lead healthier lives. But the potential of wearable technology has barely been tapped. Read More

Learning how the human microbiome affects health and behavior

The Challenge:  Infectious disease is the major cause of death in low-income countries, and emerging infectious diseases threaten countries worldwide. Read More

Advancing patient-centered research through precision medicine

The Challenge: “Omics” refers to the collective technologies used to explore the roles, relationships, and actions of the various types of molecules that are expressed in the cells of an organism as a result of physiological processes. Read More

Empowering patient-specific clinical treatment strategies

The Challenge: Imaging has revolutionized our understanding of biology from the molecular to the human scale, elucidating both structure and function. The limits of our understanding of the basis of disease are largely a function of the limits of our observational imaging tools.