Director: Michael Pollastri, Interim Director
An internationally recognized center for advanced interdisciplinary research and training in analytical chemistry and biotechnology, the Barnett Institute’s work includes proteomics, biomarker discovery, drug synthesis and development, environmental cancer agent detection and ultrasensitive instrumentation. The Barnett Institute’s research team, which includes two endowed chairs in bioanalytical chemistry, an additional 20 faculty members and research scientists, and 25 graduate students, has published close to 900 peer-reviewed research publications, received more than 50 patents, and generated patent licensing activity that brings in more than $1 million per year to the University.
The Barnett Institute has endowment funds of $8 million and annual research funds of $5.0 million. More than 300 alumni have gone on to distinguished careers in academia and the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Founded in 1973.