In the past decade, Georgia State University has made great strides towards accelerating our status as a major urban research university. With recent growth in the fields of neuroscience, biotechnology and drug design, vaccine research, economic policy research, public health, risk management, international business, and elementary and secondary education research, Georgia State investigators are engaged in cutting edge research across a broad spectrum of research programs that particularly address issues critical to the quality of life in urban centers.
The federal government, the state of Georgia and major donors have shown that they believe Georgia State University is a critical investment for the future of research in Georgia. In 2010 with federal, state and major donor funding, Georgia State University opened the Parker H. Petit Science Center, a 350,000 sq. ft. facility that provides state-of-the-art technologies and facilities to support science and health professions instruction and research in a variety of disciplines at Georgia State. In addition, Georgia State University is home to a 18,000 sq. ft. research facility, Collabtech, a business incubator fostering collaboration between Georgia State investigators and start-up biotechnology firms with support from the Georgia Research Alliance. This leasable space includes wet labs, dry labs, and office and meeting space.
In addition to Georgia State’s new state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure, the Research Office is working to develop and capitalize on new, multi-disciplinary research collaborations that will allow more Georgia State investigators and students to work and train in a broader, multi-disciplinary environment and will push research forward at a faster pace. As these new initiatives progress, investigators at Georgia State are poised to make great contributions to major issues in human health, childhood education, global business practices, risk management, and public policy, among others.