LSI Grads




The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) opened in 2003 with the goal of improving human health through scientific collaboration. Over the next 10 years, the LSI grew to represent a unique mix of faculty and students from over ten University of Michigan departments, investigating questions as diverse as stem cell biology, aging, drug discovery, and the genetics of human disease. As the seeds of scientific discovery are found at the junctions between disciplines, the LSI graduate students are eager to take advantage of the potential and opportunity of this collaborative environment. In 2012, the LSI Grads was founded with this purpose in mind.

The goals of the LSI Grads are:

    • to communicate scientific goals and achievements to scientists, non-scientist professionals, and the public
    • learn from scientists from a wide range of careers in academia, industry, business, law, media, and government to understand how the life sciences interfaces with other areas
    • further nurture the LSI's sense of community
    • introduce new members to the students, faculty, and resources of the LSI
    • create awareness of the wide variety of projects being carried out in the LSI


LSI Grads Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop “The Future of Science” – 2017/2018 Schedule of Events

Look for specific dates and times on our calendar soon, we will also notify LSI graduate students via email when new events are set. 


September 2017

              LSI Grads Welcome/Cookie Hour, LSI Library, 3:30PM, September 7th

October 2017 

              Joint Brunch with LSI Postdoc Group and new LSI faculty Members: LSI Library, 9:30AM, October 9th 

LSI Halloween Party, LSI Lobby and Library, 2:00-5:00PM, October 27th


November 2017

NRSA/F31/F32 Workshop: Co-hosted with LSI Postdocs, LSI Library, 12:00-1:30PM, November 6th


LSI Grads Chalk Talk: LSI Library, 12:00-1:00PM, November 15th (Weisman and Southworth Labs)


December 2017

LSI Grads Chalk Talks: LSI Library, 10:15-11:15AM, December 6th (Ye and Tesmer Labs)


January 2018

LSI Grads Chalk Talks: LSI Library, 12:00-1:00pm, January 17th (Smith and Tesmer Labs)


February 2018

              Darwin Day Baking Contest: LSI Library, 3:30-4:30PM, February 12th

March 2018

LSI Grads Chalk Talks: LSI Library, 12:00-1:00pm, March 14th (Klionsky and Parent Labs)


Figure Making Workshop with LSI Graphic Designer Stephanie King, Dr. Michael Cianfrocco, and Dr. Daniel Klionsky. LSI Library, 1:00-2:00PM, March 30th


April 2018


May 2018

LSI Poster Blitz: LSI Library and Lobby, 2:00-5:00pm, May 18th 


LSI Grads Keynote: "From Clinical Pharmacy to Chemotactic Signaling, from Academia to Goverment and Back: My Journey as a Scientist" Speaker: Dr. Carole Parent, Raymond W Ruddon Collegiate Professor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, Former Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute. 


June 2018


July 2018