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The LSI Fellows Program is designed to recruit promising PhD scientists to join the cutting-edge community of the LSI. Fellows will design a research program under the auspices of the faculty, working with one or more advisers to develop and pursue interdisciplinary work that can launch an innovative independent career.
(The LSI Fellows Program is for PhD applicants. Application information for the Perrigo Undergraduate Fellowship can be found here.)
Members of the LSI faculty conduct research in cell biology, structural biology, chemical biology, pharmacology, medicine, physiology, stem cell biology and genetics. They are jointly appointed at academic units within the University of Michigan, but converge in the LSI to form a group committed to scientific excellence at the boundaries of the disciplines.
The web page for the lab of each faculty member details publications, current research, lab members and other information, and recent research highlights and awards and other news are on the LSI home page.
Opened in 2003, the LSI is housed in a state-of-the-art building outfitted with an array of sophisticated research tools and embedded in the Ann Arbor campus of U-M. The university is engaged with the many life sciences labs and companies along the Michigan Research Corridor and easily reached from both coasts.
LSI has created three collaboratories for engaging faculty from across the campus at disciplinary crossroads: Center for Chemical Genomics, Center for Structural Biology and Center for Stem Cell Biology.
The LSI will sponsor a small group of competitive candidates on a visit to meet the faculty, tour the labs, explore the community and make a presentation to the faculty. From this pool, a maximum of three Fellows will be asked to join the Institute. LSI Fellows will have a unique role within the Institute and will participate fully in the faculty community
Applicants should send the following (in PDF format): a cover letter explaining an innovative approach to their work and identifying one or more LSI labs of interest; a one-paragraph description of a possible project; a curriculum vitae; and arrange to have three letters of reference (in PDF format) sent directly to LSIfellowsprog@umich.edu by May 15, 2012. Potential applicants are encouraged to email labs of interest with any questions and can find contact information at www.lsi.umich.edu.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Read a Q&A with David Walt, member of the LSI Scientific Advisory Board and Leadership Council, who provided the support for the Fellows program.
Local people and events and visiting Ann Arbor
The LSI is embedded in U-M's Ann Arbor campus.
A collection of art based on biological images and processes is distributed through the LSI building. The west end of the lobby is above.
Open labs encourage spontaneous interactions with researchers from different disciplines.