The faculty of the Life Sciences Institute is interdisciplinary and collaborative. Formal and informal conversations, presentations and workshops provide numerous opportunities for individual researchers to draw on the varied expertise of institute colleagues, challenge assumptions of each other's disciplines, help with laboratory problem-solving and collectively catalyze discovery.
- Primary investigators at the LSI come from wide range of life science disciplines including biology, chemistry, pharmacology, bioinformatics, medicine, physiology, genetics and biochemistry
- Scientists work in all the major systems: in silico, macromolecules, bacteria, yeast, worms, flies, mice and humans
- Labs use a range of tools and approaches including X-ray crystallography, high-throughput sceening and cryo electron microscopy
- Disease areas of focus include cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders
- Each faculty member or group leader hold a joint appointment in LSI and in one of UM’s schools or colleges; appointments span 16 different departments in UM’s Medical School, College of Pharmacy, and College of Literature, Science & the Arts