"Voices of the LSI" is a regular column on the LSI’s work to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive climate. Savannah Williams describes her own journey as a scientist, her motivation for becoming the LSI's first director of outreach and community engagement, and her plans for this new role.
The recently FDA-approved TAK-755 treatment for a rare but potentially lethal blood disorder arose from a fundamental biological question that piqued the interest of scientist in the Ginsburg lab at U-M.
Building on existing strengths, U-M launches expanded multidisciplinary fellowship program with 13 new fellows
Thirteen postdoctoral researchers are initiating novel, crossdisciplinary projects at U-M, with support from the Michigan Pioneer Fellows program.
Researchers accurately recapitulated a model of one type of epilepsy in a mammalian model organism, opening the door to understanding and targeting the mechanisms that lead to the disorder and its associated fatalities.
To sense sound, this earless organism relies on a mechanism found across many species, new study finds
LSI scientists have discovered how millimeter-long roundworms sense sound waves without ears, revealing similarities in sound-sensing mechanisms found in other species, from worms to mammals.
LSI faculty member aims to uncover a new view of neurodegeneration with Klatskin-Sutker Discovery Fund Award
LSI faculty member Shyamal Mosalaganti is developing a novel approach to investigate neurodegeneration from a structural perspective with a new award from the LSI’s Klatskin-Sutker Discovery Fund.
Researchers have discovered how the pieces of one molecular machine inside bacteria fit together, improving scientists’ abilities to recreate this well-evolved machine in the lab.
Researchers identify new route cellular proteins travel to help maintain a functioning neural network
Scientists have discovered a new pathway that ferries cellular proteins to the cell-to-cell connections that allow neurons to communicate with one another.
LSI researchers have demonstrated how an extra copy of a gene that is triplicated in human Down syndrome patients contributes to neuronal dysfunction in mice.
University of Michigan faculty member Vivian Cheung, M.D., is launching an international project to identify the full range of RNA building blocks inside human cells.
"Voices of the LSI" is a quarterly column on the LSI’s work to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive climate. In this column, graduate student Lauren Hart discusses the need for community connections and expanding our definition of 'community.'
Using the power of artificial intelligence, new open-source tool simplifies animal behavior analysis
A team from the LSI has developed a new software tool to help researchers across the life sciences more efficiently analyze animal behaviors. The open-source software capitalizes on artificial intelligence to identify, categorize and count defined behaviors across various animal model systems.