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A message from Panch

Learn about the recent research efforts and donations to combat the pandemic. 

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Thank you for your continued resiliency as we work to advance the mission of ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise. Your graceful adaptation and continued commitment to your work and your research is commendable. Each member of this team is rising to the occasion and utilizing talents and expertise in innovative new ways. Here are some of the exciting things taking place:

A team of researchers from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences studied the efficacy of wearing masks, while members of the Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering investigated using wastewater-based epidemiology to track the virus. Another team at Biodesign is examining how the virus may mutate and adapt over time. The ability of ASU’s research engine to respond rapidly to this crisis has not gone unnoticed. Researchers in the Biodesign Institute rapidly set up coronavirus testing services for essential personnel such as health care providers, electric utility workers and others, an effort that is being supported by a $2 million grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

For updates on the status of the Office for Research and Sponsored Projects Administration (ORSPA) and Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) refer to Research Administration news.


Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan
Executive Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise
Chief Research and Innovation Officer

Add Experts to your iSearch profile

You can now add your link to ASU iSearch directory profile. This lets you connect your research publications, grants and networks with your personal bio, teaching and service information in a single location. 

Experts is the public-facing searchable website used to profile ASU’s research activities, find expertise, showcase publications, and characterize the strengths of research units. Tenure-track faculty, research professors and researchers with high sponsored research activity have profiles as Experts.

To link your Experts profile to your iSearch profile:

  1. Log in to My ASU.
  2. Click on “Profile” in the top navigation bar.
  3. In the “Directory Information” box, click on “Edit Profile.”
  4. Select “Research” in the menu on the left.
  5. Paste your Experts link into the “Experts.asu” field.
COVID-19: Work Well training

As we safely ramp up university research and support operations, ASU Environmental Health and Safety developed the COVID-19: Work Well training. This live training is offered via Zoom June 1-5, 2020 to all interested employees. Please note that the Zoom links are unique for each training and attendees MUST REGISTER in advance to attend.

Work Well training will cover:

  • How to clean and disinfect workspaces and maintain personal hygiene.
  • Personal wellness, self-health assessments, and reporting COVID-19 exposure.
  • How you can do your part to mitigate infection, such as social distancing and wearing cloth face covers.
  • University efforts to welcome back our ASU community safely.

June 1, 2020 from 10–11 a.m. | Register.

June 2, 2020 from 2–3 p.m. | Register.

June 3, 2020 from 10–11 a.m. | Register.

June 4, 2020  from 1–2 p.m. | Register.

June 5, 2020 from 10–11 a.m. | Register.

June 8, 2020 from 11 a.m. to noon | Register.

June 9, 2020 from 2–3 p.m. | Register.

June 10, 2020 from 10–11 a.m. | Register.

June 11, 2020 from 2–3 p.m. | Register.

June 12, 2020 from 10–11 a.m. | Register.

June 15, 2020 from 11 AM – 12PM | Register.

June 16, 2020 from 2 PM – 3 PM | Register.

June 17, 2020 from 11 AM – 12 PM | Register.

June 18, 2020 from 1 PM – 2 PM | Register.

June 19, 2020 from 10 AM – 11 AM | Register.

June 22, 2020 from 10 AM – 11 AM | Register.

June 23, 2020 from 1 PM – 2 PM | Register.

June 24, 2020 from 10 AM – 11 AM | Register.

Please share with your staff and others in the ASU research community.

Check out the EH&S Facilities CVD-19 guide to learn more about university cleaning and sanitation details.

Visit KE's Research Intensification Plan for more information about increasing on-campus research.

Google Drive Storage solutions workshop

ASU Research Computing Cluster will host a workshop on utilizing the UTO-provided unlimited Google Drive storage. RC hosts a high-speed scratch file system to quickly compute results and provides 100GB of storage in users' own personal home directories. Using Globus, this workshop will interactively teach users how to transfer data to Google Drive from their scratch or home directories.

Date: Monday, May 4, 2020
Time: 2-3 p.m.


ASU Venture Devils Demo Day Reception and Awards

Join Entrepreneurship + Innovation for their virtual Venture Devils Demo Day reception honoring the top 85 ASU-affiliated ventures after we wrap up judging for our virtual pitch competition. We’ll announce the winners of $315,000 in seed funding and support across multiple funding tracks as we celebrate the accomplishments of the Venture Devils cohort and Entrepreneurship + Innovation at ASU.

Learn more about the Venture Devils program.
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Zoom. Registrants will be provided a link to the meeting upon sign up.

Spring TECtalks

ASU Core Research Facilities is continuing its series of TECTalks via webcast. These lectures and workshops are hosted by ASU faculty and guests and focus on a range of science and technology topics.

METAL Facilitation of Forensics: Analyses to Improve Identification of Homicide Victims

Experts in the Metals, Environmental and Terrestrial Analytical Laboratory (METAL) explain how the lab’s analytical facilities are used to identify human remains. For instance, chemical and isotropic profiling of remains can be used to develop a life history, including diet and residence. Learn about these and other techniques, including isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS), inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), and multi-collector inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) and how they’re used in forensics. 

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 3-4 p.m.

ASU's Multi-Modal Core Labs Stimulate True Interdisciplinary Research

Dr. Guida highlights the impact that access to multi-modal core facility resources has benefited his interdisciplinary research. This seminar is hosted by the Regenerative Medicine Imaging Facility which is part of the Advanced Light Microscopy Facility within the Biosciences Core. The RMIF provides a range of light microscope systems including various modalities such as fluorescent widefield, confocal, multiphoton, live cell and light sheet microscopy.

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 3-4 p.m.