14th Annual

Washington State University, Pullman

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NSF 2010 Ranking: 75th (total R&D expenditures in life sciences) =$155,270,000 [1]

NIH 2011 Funding: (Direct plus indirect costs but excluding R & D contracts and ARRA awards) = $17,43,3676 [2]

Washington State University has endowment assets worth $476 million. [3]

Washington State University received a record $218.33 million in grant awards in 2010, representing more than a 25% increase over 2009, and a 42% increase over 2008. [4]

Washington State University is in the process of constructing a $35 million School of Animal Health. Paul G. Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft, Inc., “has made the largest gift to Washington State University in the school’s history, $26 million to support programs and fund construction in WSU’s School for Global Animal Health.” The building is to be a 62,000-square-foot research building. Construction has begun and it is expected to be completed in the spring of 2012. [5]

Northwest Advanced Renewable Alliance, led by Washington State University, received a $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the development of aviation biofuels and petrochemical substitutes. [6]

Washington State University recently completed the new Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building. This building will house the Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience department (IPN). IPN's research expenditures for the last three years total some $18.2 million dedicated to investigations in diabetes and obesity, emotional health, sleep and circadian rhythms, neurological diseases, heart health and drug addiction. [7]

Washington State University is leading a $16.2 million effort to develop wheat varieties that are better at tolerating the high temperatures found in most of the world’s growing regions - temperatures that are likely to increase with global warming. The research will be supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). [8]

Washington State University received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a new national clinical trial studying medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. [9]

Grant D. Trobridge of Washington State University has received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue investigating the use of gene therapy for HIV and AIDS. [10]

Washington State University received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research the process of cell repair. [11]

Washington State University received $1.18 million worth of grants from the Health Sciences and Services Authority to help recruit two highly successful researchers for the university's College of Pharmacy and fund critically needed laboratory equipment at the Spokane campus. [12]

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $743,974 grant to Washington State University professor K. Michael Gibsonto study an experimental drug’s effectiveness on an inherited disorder with characteristics of autism and epilepsy. [13]

WSU’s excellence in biotechnology research includes plant and animal molecular biology and biochemistry, reproductive biology, genetics, neurosciences, and infectious disease.


[1] The National Science Foundation, 2012, TABLE 23. R&D expenditures in the life sciences at universities and colleges, ranked by all FY 2010 life sciences: FY 2007–10 and by subfield for FY 2010: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf12330/pdf/tab23.pdf
[2] Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, Ranking Table of NIH Funding (by Institution) to US Medical Schools in 2011, http://www.brimr.org/NIH_Awards/2011/NIH_Awards_2011.htm
[3] From Bloomberg Businessweek, http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=3784840
[4] From WSU Today, September 1, 2010:, http://wsunews.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Release&PublicationID=21271
[5] Retrieved from Washington State University, Pullman, May 11, 2011, School for Global Animal Health, http://foundation.wsu.edu/campaign/AllenGift.html
[6] From Washington State University News - http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=31191&PageID=&ReferrerCode=uggc%3A%2F%2Farjf%2Ejfh%2Erqh%2Fcntrf%2Ffrnepu%2Enfc%3FCntrVQ%3D%26Xrljbeqf%3Dzvyyvba+tenag
[7] WSU News Apr. 26, 2013 http://news.wsu.edu/articles/36192/1/Media-invited-to-sneak-peek-of-new-Vet-Med-Building
Apr. 12, 2013 https://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=35967&TypeID=1
[8] WSU News Apr. 9, 2013 http://news.wsu.edu/articles/35847/1/WSU-leads-development-of-heat-tolerant-grain
[9] From Washington State University - http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=29024&PageID=&ReferrerCode=uggc%3A%2F%2Farjf%2Ejfh%2Erqh%2Fcntrf%2Ffrnepu%2Enfc%3FCntrVQ%3D%26Xrljbeqf%3Dzvyyvba+tenag
[10] WSU News Feb. 21, 2013 http://news.wsu.edu/articles/35173/1/HIV%2FAIDS-gene-therapy-work-continues-with-NIH-funds
[11] From Washington State University - http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=29548&PageID=&ReferrerCode=uggc%3A%2F%2Farjf%2Ejfh%2Erqh%2Fcntrf%2Ffrnepu%2Enfc%3FCntrVQ%3D%26Xrljbeqf%3Dzvyyvba+tenag
[12] From Washington State University - http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=30743&PageID=&ReferrerCode=uggc%3A%2F%2Farjf%2Ejfh%2Erqh%2Fcntrf%2Ffrnepu%2Enfc%3FCntrVQ%3D%26Xrljbeqf%3Dzvyyvba+tenag
[13] WSU News Feb. 21, 2013 http://news.wsu.edu/articles/35171/1/Researcher-studies-disorder-associated-with-autism%2C-epilepsy-

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