Always Discovering, Forever Valiant

At the Life Sciences Institute, we push to explore new frontiers — at both the smallest microscopic level and across the globe. The human health problems we are working to solve are urgent, complex and serious. Progress requires innovation, collaboration and uncompromising commitment to excellence.

We strive to understand the molecular underpinnings of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, obesity and metabolic disease, viral infection and pediatric disorders. The scientific discoveries of today will lead to new treatments and drugs and shape the biomedical world of future generations.

Graduate Student Support

At any given time, about 60 graduate students are gaining valuable experience in the Life Sciences Institute, working under the guidance of our faculty members in pursuit of new discoveries. 

In response to rising tuition costs and more competitive grant and fellowship funding, the LSI's top fundraising priority is a philanthropic fund to support graduate students in the institute. Gifts of all sizes make a difference. 

Contact Us

Stewardship and Development Specialist Alyson Carter

Life Sciences Institute
Mary Sue Coleman Hall
210 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2216

Join us in Shaping the Future of Discovery


Our Mission

The LSI's mission is to advance the understanding of the fundamental processes of life, and to pioneer new ideas to improve human health.

Our Priorities

The LSI is focused on high-impact science, collaboration across disciplines and building the next generation of scientific leaders.

Donor Impact

Visionary philanthropy has supported numerous scientific discoveries at the LSI, as well as nurtured bright student futures.