History

LSI timeline

1998

Life Sciences Institute under constructionApril - Life Sciences Commission formed

1999

February - Life Sciences Commission issues report
April - Regents approve plans for a new building
May - Regents approve creation and endowment of Life Sciences Institute

2000

September - Ground broken on Palmer Drive site
October - Biological Chemistry chair Jack Dixon named institute director

2001

March - Alan Saltiel named first LSI faculty member
April - Life Sciences Initiative Kickoff Celebration

2002

May - First LSI symposium: “Structural Biology of Cell Signaling”
July - Jack Dixon announces his departure for UCSD
September – Mary Sue Coleman named president of University of Michigan; Alan Saltiel named LSI director; charter faculty appointed

2003

May – Advisory Board and Executive Committee created; Second LSI Symposium: “Genetic Insights into Biology and Disease”
September - LSI building complete; move-in beginsLSI lobby, grand opening reception

2004

E.O. Wilson delivered the keynote lecture at the Grand Opening at the LSI in 2004.

April -Perrigo Undergraduate Fellowship Program established
May - Center for Chemical Genomics and Center for Structural Biology are launched; grand opening celebration and third LSI Symposium: “Exploring the Complexity of Life” (Transcript of E.O. Wilson's speech at the Grand Opening Convocation.)
June - LSI faculty at 13
September – Business of Biology course begins

2005

LSI faculty retreat, 2005

April - LSI faculty at 17
May -Fourth annual LSI Symposium: “Cancer Insights: Molecules to Medicine”
September - U-M Center for Stem Cell Biology established

2006

May - Fifth annual LSI Symposium: “Molecular Insights into Metabolic Disease”
September - LSI faculty at 25

2007

May - Sixth annual LSI Symposium: “Frontiers in Stem Cell Biology”

2008

The LSI directorship is named for President Mary Sue Coleman (2008)

May - Seventh annual LSI Symposium: “Focus on Chemical Biology”
June - Innovation Partnership is launched
September - LSI directorship named for President Mary Sue Coleman
October - LSI faculty is full with 26 members

 

2009

March - Cryo-EM laboratory completed
May - Eighth annual LSI Symposium: “Evolutionary Biology: 150 Years After The Origin”Georgios Skiniotis (left) explains the Cryo-EM suite to President Coleman (left)

2010

June - Ninth annual LSI Symposium: “Macromolecular Complexes in Cell Biology”

2011

May - Tenth annual LSI Symposium: “Autophagy in Health and Disease”

2012

May - Eleventh annual LSI Symposium: "Development and Diseases of the Nervous System"
August
- Center for the Discovery of New Medicines launched

2013

June – Twelfth annual LSI Symposium: “Exploring Epigenetics and RNA”
July
- Chemical Biology graduate program moves to LSI
October – LSI 10th Anniversary celebration begins

—May 2, 2013