Arizona Bioscience News: Luminosity Lab secures $15M; NAU researcher featured; COVID cases at 4-month low

September 9, 2022

By brianpowell

ASU’s Luminosity Lab secures $15 million donation from tech CEO / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

The Luminosity Lab, a research and development program at Arizona State University, recently secured a $15 million donation from the CEO of Workiva to fund scholarships for students of all backgrounds who are interested in creative problem solving.

‘The Anthrax Attacks’ review: Investigating the investigation / The Wall Street Journal

Paul Keim, executive director of Northern Arizona University’s Pathogen and Microbiome Institute and an expert in genome analysis who aided in the investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks, appears in a new film now appearing on Netflix.

Study underscores impact of COVID-19 on the disabled community / East Valley Tribune

The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council recently released its findings showing the disabled community faced an increased threat from COVID-19.

Arizona COVID-19 cases drop to 4-month low / KJZZ

COVID-19 cases in Arizona have dropped to the lowest level the state has seen since late April. In its weekly update, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,666 COVID-19 cases—less than half of last week’s count. Read more: CDC endorses new omicron COVID-19 booster shots: What Arizonans need to know

NAU marks a year of achievements and it’s just getting started / Flagstaff Business News (Op-ed)

José Luis Cruz Rivera, president of Northern Arizona University, writes about the recent accomplishments at NAU that advance educational access, equity and attainment, as well as the building of relationships and partnerships within the community.

Upcoming Events / 

September 13: AZBioPEERS: Getting Ready for Bioscience Week 2022

September 26: Leading Women: Biotech and Beyond

September 27: 2022 STEM & Innovation Summit

September 27: 4th Annual Drug Discovery and Development Summit

September 28: AZAdvances Innovation Showcase

September 28: The AZBio Awards

September 28-29: White Hat Life Science Investor Conference

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