universities in the U.S. to be designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
The Office of the Vice President for Research enables the University, its faculty, staff and students to emerge as a world-class research institution complementing our learning, service and outreach missions.
Meet the Vice President for Research:
Dr. Alan Rudolph
Dr. Alan S. Rudolph has had an active career in translating interdisciplinary life sciences into useful applications for biotechnology development across government, industry, and academia. He was first introduced to infectious disease outbreak research and development at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the mid 90s where he led some of the first biodefense programs in diagnostics and sensors for early detection of threats from diseases for the Department of Defense. He founded Cellphire, a blood preservation company which is in late-stage clinical trials for bleeding injuries including those from hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola. At the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, he led new programs in outbreak research and development including the antibody therapeutics that saved lives in the last Ebola outbreak in the US. Before joining CSU he led the biological and chemical science and technology program for the Department of Homeland Security where he US animal biosecurity program to protect the US agricultural and livestock sector. Since joining CSU, he has continued to lead strategic investments for the University in infectious disease research and translation for regional and global impacts.
Looking to the Future
CSU is a research powerhouse, consistently ranked among the top performing research universities in the nation. Research expenditures have increased 35% in the past five years as our researchers expand their reach across Colorado, the United States and the world. Our experts are leaders in atmospheric science, energy, water, veterinary and translational medicine, natural resources, chemistry, occupational therapy and anthropology, in addition to established strength in areas such as engineering and food production.