Vice President for Research

Head shot for Daniel Flynn Research at Florida Atlantic University plays a critical role in our future growth and success. The Division of Research’s mission is to strengthen the quality and reputation of that research and innovation, working closely with faculty, students and our partners.

Our scientists are in a unique position to collaborate not only with government and industry, but also with four of the world’s premier research institutes – Scripps Florida, a division of the non-profit Scripps Research Institute headquartered in La Jolla, California; Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience; Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida. Two of those institutes, Scripps Florida and Max Planck Florida, call our Jupiter campus home. The other two are just up the road. No other university anywhere can make that claim.

Many of FAU’s researchers are making significant discoveries with collaborators. They’re focused on innovations in health and human development, marine and environmental sciences and biomedical research. Much of the work centers on national priorities in health, cybersecurity, climate, energy and food security. It leverages many of South Florida’s regional assets, such as proximity to the ocean, patient populations, local culture and business. FAU’s scientists are making strides in medicine, molecular neuroscience, brain neuroscience, cancer therapeutics, ocean energy and engineering, marine and wetland ecosystems.

All of these offerings propel FAU students’ educational experience. They provide faculty a world of opportunity. And they advance our understanding of the world we live in, set the groundwork for new technologies and contribute to the economic vitality of our region.

FAU has the assets in place to move it forward toward the upper echelon of research universities. That’s the trajectory we’re headed on. It’s a journey that all our faculty, students, community and partners are contributing to making a reality.


Daniel C. Flynn, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Florida Atlantic University

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