Our world-class faculty members have broad and diverse expertise — ranging from cell biology to medicine, from chemistry to structural biology. And the LSI provides them with a research home purposefully designed to foster creative risk taking, interdisciplinary collaboration and professional growth.
Our approach is to provide superior scientific tools and administrative support, allowing each faculty member to spend more time focused on what really matters — their research.
We stand apart from peer organizations in being simultaneously a small, nimble research institute as well as an integral piece of the bioscience powerhouse that is the University of Michigan — which ranks No. 3 among U.S. universities for National Institutes of Health funding.
We have strong connections to the broader life sciences community across U-M. Our faculty members hold joint appointments both at the LSI, where their labs are located, and within departments at the U-M Medical School, School of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
And even though discovery science is our primary focus, many of our researchers are also working to help translate their biological insights into new medicines and treatments — in areas including cancer, neurological disorders, obesity and metabolic disease, and viral and bacterial infections.