The latest news and developments from the Green lab at BU.

Green lab receives DARPA YFA

The Green lab has been awarded at 2017 DARPA Young Faculty Award in the Biopolymers on Demand topic area. The grant provides $500,000 in funding over two years to develop RNA-programmed systems for synthesis of complex bioactive molecules.

Green receives ABRC New Investigator Award

ASU assistant professor of the School of Molecular Sciences and Biodesign Institute researcher Alex Green earned an Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC) New Investigator to develop an easy to use test kit for Valley fever, which is a disease caused by fungal spores native to the Southwestern United States. (ASU News story)

Zika test among ASU research highlights for 2016

It was a year of big headlines for both the nation and Arizona State University. As the world has been faced with new challenges — and opportunities for new solutions — ASU has found innovative ways to help the communities it serves. (ASU News story)

Fostering North American partnerships

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed to establish collaborations between ASU researchers and Mexico’s Salud Digna for studies related to preventative health-care services. This MOU provides our group access to flavivirus samples for diagnostics development. (ASU News story)

Green named Health Care Hero finalist for Zika virus detection device

Alexander Green, Ph.D., of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been selected as one of three finalists for the Phoenix Business Journal’s Health Care Hero award in the research/innovator category. The annual award honors exemplary performance in the Phoenix health care industry. (ASU News story)

Scientists reveal low-cost, paper-based test for Zika

Fear of the Zika virus is spreading as images of afflicted infants fill the news. Hoping to foil Zika’s rapid advance, researchers from the Wyss Institute in Boston, along with colleagues from Arizona State University, have developed a low-cost, practical diagnostic that can be easily administered, even in areas where resources and medical expertise are scarce. (ASU News story)