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Arkansas Biosciences Institute

ABI will become internationally recognized as a leader in health and life sciences research. Its multifaceted programs will strengthen Arkansas through science-based economic development including research, education, and technology.

A Leader in Health Sciences Research


By working on joint and related research initiatives, the five member organizations created a large community of scientists and researchers who can better compete for external grant awards from federal sources and national foundations, increase the number of scientists and staff supported by extramural funding, share resources (equipment and expertise), attract other scientists to Arkansas, and encourage science-based economic development in the state.

Solar Eclipse 2017

Experience the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at a Viewing Party on August 21 at 12:30!  It is the most significant astronomical event in decades!

A science discussion and hands-on demonstration will be presented in ABI 107 for those wanting to learn more about the eclipse event.  This will be followed by viewing the eclipse outside the main entrance of the Arkansas Biosciences building, on the south side, facing the railroad tracks.  Simultaneously, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the College of Sciences and Mathematics will live-stream NASA’s EDGE Mega cast in ABI 107, for those wanting to see totality. Some solar viewing glasses will be available, however, you are encouraged to bring your own.

If you have any questions, please contact Shea Harris, ABI Outreach Coordinator, at 870-680-4340 or rsharris@astate.edu.  

We hope to see you there!

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Mission Statement

The mission of the ABI is to improve the health of Arkansans through new and expanded agricultural and medical research initiatives.


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