Jason Drees, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
As the new Biodesign executive director, Joshua LaBaer will oversee a vast expansion of ASU's research capacity. The new 188,000 sq. ft. Biodesign Building C began construction in June 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in June 2018. The project will bring to fruition more than a half-million sq. ft. of state-of-the-art research space to the master-planned 14-acre Biodesign Institute site.