We exist to accelerate scientific possibilities.

Immense discoveries on the finest scale

With a culture of academic freedom and research excellence, the Life Sciences Institute brings together some of the most respected research programs in the world to unleash maximal impact on the advancement of human health and well-being.

We combine a disciplined approach with extraordinary tools and a spirit of exploration to push science forward with intensity and urgency.

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. 

We’re on the precipice of remarkable things. And we’d love for you to join our world-changing mission.

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.