Life Sciences

Army Research Office
P.O. Box 12211
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211

Commercial: 919.549.4361
Fax: 919.549.4384
DSN: 832.4361

Dr. Hugh De Long, Director

Life Sciences is focused on basic research to discover, understand, and exploit biological systems that are expected to create revolutionary capabilities for the Army of 2030 and beyond. Discoveries in this area are expected to lead to capabilities in materials and Soldier performance augmentation, well beyond the limits facing today's Army.

Biological Sciences

Supports research to discover and understand the underlying properties, principles, and mechanisms governing DNA, RNA, proteins, organelles, cells, organisms, multi-species interactions, and neurological and cognitive systems, that in the long term are expected to lead to new methods for creating new biomaterials, sensing and inactivating toxins, optimizing warfighter physical and mental performance capabilities, and a range of revolutionary applications to protect the Soldier.

  • Genetics
  • Neurosciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology

Social Sciences

Explores human behavior at the individual, local, and state levels, with the long-term goal of predicting, detecting, and influencing decisions and activities that impact U.S. interests and national security.

  • Cultural and Behavioral Science
  • Institutional and Organizational Science
  • Social Informatics

Last Update / Reviewed: April 6, 2017