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WesternU / Research and Biotechnology

Research and Biotechnology

We Integrate Research with Education and Humanism

$ 5 M

In Sponsored Research

$ 20 M

Sponsored Research in the Pipeline

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The Pursuit Of Excellence

In the Office of Research & Biotechnology, our goal is to build a distinctive WesternU research profile through the pursuit of excellence:

-Excellence in research and innovation impacting society for the greater good

-Excellence in health sciences graduate academic programs

-Excellence in the continued development of interdisciplinary research and training initiatives within and between the WesternU Colleges and other schools/colleges in Southern California

Welcome to the Exciting World of Research

We collaborate to expand upon existing research and increase understanding and knowledge of some of the most pressing health care issues facing society. Together, we focus on developing novel therapies and providing resources to accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of new knowledge and products.

The Office of Research & Biotechnology serves as a centralized hub providing a supportive environment to WesternU faculty, investigators, and collaborators engaged in research activities. WesternU students can gain valuable hands-on research experience working side-by-side with a faculty researcher. We embrace scholarship, creativity, entrepreneurship, and the mentoring of health science students, graduate students, and other trainees.

Bring Your Curiosity

  • Student observes specimen in petri dish Summer Research
  • Student working at table with vials of liquid Research Facilities
  • Students gathered around monitor and devices Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
  • Dr. Sanchez has a clip and tags left on it.** MSPS Student Kevin Ventocilla works with his advisor, Assoiciate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. David Sanchez, to analyze the outcomes of an experiment that shows the how different HIV genes can manipulate an immune response against the virus. *Photographed for a COP story on research diversity.

    Make a Difference in Research

    Through a wide range of research opportunities, you can have a direct impact and learn practicals skills you’ll need in this field. Learn how to obtain internal and external grants and funding for potential research projects.