George Poste founded the Biodesign Institute at ASU and launched the university’s Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative to build inter-disciplinary projects across ASU’s various schools, as well as with external academic and industrial partners. His research focuses on complex systems and biological networks and their roles in human disease, particularly cancer and infectious diseases. He also studies how insights into disruptions in network stability offer new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society, the Royal College of Pathologists, and UK Academy of Medicine. Poste is a member of the Council for Foreign Relations, the Institute of Medicine Board on Relations, and the Institute of Medicine Board on Global Health. He serves on advisory panels for several U.S. government agencies related to healthcare and national security.