ASRC Trifold Brochure

Five Strategic Initiatives The ASRC is designed around its five dynamic research initiatives. Each occupying an entire floor, the initiatives bring together established scientists, ambitious early-career researchers, and students to collaborate on expansive new research yielding practical benefits for society. They pursue fundamental research leading to breakthrough discoveries that in turn influence technology, medicine, environmental management, and more. Exploring on the tiniest scale, using the living world for inspiration to create new materials and devices that advance fields ranging from biomedicine to energy production Discovering new ways to control light, heat, radio waves, and sound for the next generation of optical computers, ultrasensitive cameras, and cell phone technology Drawing on physics and chemistry, exploring biology at the molecular and cellular levels, and ultimately identifying new ways to treat diseases Understanding how metabolic signals, physical forces, environmental cues, and social expe- riences induce molecular changes in brain cells, with the goal of developing novel diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches to cure neurological and psychiatric disorders Addressing urgent environmental challenges with cutting-edge research, sensor technology, and interdisciplinary solutions