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September 22, 2017

Life Sciences Institute

September 5, 2017

Fellows program aims to develop life sciences leaders

Postdoctoral researchers are the engines that drive a large proportion of academic life sciences research. They perform vital roles in the laboratories of senior scientists — including mentoring undergraduate and graduate students — while building the skills, expertise and insights to launch an independent research career.

June 16, 2016

Roger Cone named director of Life Sciences Institute

Roger D. Cone, Ph.D., will serve as the new Mary Sue Coleman Director of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, effective Sept. 1. His appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

April 18, 2016

Stop the growth: U-M researchers take aim at cancer metastasis

Most cancer drugs today work by attacking tumor growth. Researchers at the Life Sciences Institute, however, are taking aim at a different piece of the cancer puzzle — preventing its ability to spread to new parts of the body, known as metastasis, which is the cause of most cancer deaths.

February 17, 2016

New anti-biofilm compounds may aid fight against hospital infections

Researchers at the Life Sciences Institute and School of Public Health have discovered a new class of anti-biofilm compounds derived from marine micro-organisms that show promise against a drug-resistant bacterium commonly associated with hospital-acquired infections.

February 3, 2016

Center for the Discovery of New Medicines funds five projects

The Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded funding for five new drug discovery projects by U-M faculty that address critical health areas including chronic kidney disease, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, toxoplasmosis and atherosclerosis.

June 16, 2015

Search begins for new director of Life Sciences Institute

An advisory committee has been appointed to launch the search for the university's next Mary Sue Coleman Director of the Life Sciences Institute. The university is now accepting nominations and applications for the position.

April 16, 2015

Cancer researcher named Life Sciences Institute interim director

Dr. Stephen J. Weiss, a medical researcher who has focused his efforts on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the ways in which cancer cells invade tissues and metastasize, will become interim director of the university's Life Sciences Institute.

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