The Life Sciences Institute is a nucleus of biomedical research at the University of Michigan. With an international faculty that represents a constellation of life science disciplines, the LSI embraces innovation, collaboration and creative science that has a tangible impact on human health, longevity and well-being.

LSI faculty members conduct research in their labs in the institute and hold academic appointments in other schools or colleges at U-M, including the Medical School, College of Pharmacy, and fourteen departments including Chemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Physiology, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, Hematology and Oncology and Medicinal Chemistry.

LSI scientists use a range of tools and model organisms to explore the most fundamental biological and chemical processes of life. The institute houses an academic early drug discovery center featuring a specialized library of natural products, a cryo-electron microscopy laboratory, a comprehensive protein production and crystallography facility and a stem-cell biology center. These resources and the knowledge of the people who work with them are available for use of scientists from across the university in order to catalyze discovery in all areas of biomedical and health research.