Transforming the biosciences at U-M

Button: U-M Biosciences Initiative invests $45M in groundbreaking research storyThe University of Michigan’s research and education in the biosciences — the study of life from molecules to populations — includes a broad range of strong academic disciplines. The Biosciences Initiative strategically aligns our work to advance not only our understanding of human health and disease, but of many of the life sciences’ most important puzzles.

The Initiative supports U-M faculty in the life sciences and convergent disciplines by catalyzing research in emerging areas of strength, investing in core facilities across the full breadth of campus, and creating greater opportunities for community, collaboration and coordination among those doing biosciences and related research and education across campus.

“Few, if any, other institutions can match our scale and breadth in this arena. I believe the key to our success is our potential to be more than the sum of our many excellent parts. If we invest and collaborate strategically across the broad expanse of disciplines, our potential for discovery, societal impact and outstanding bioscience education would be unmatched.”

– U-M President Mark Schlissel

Impacting research across campus

The Biosciences Initiative and Medical School Office of Research have partnered to create a powerful, searchable database with information on research cores across campus. The new Michigan Research Cores web portal now enables researchers to easily find and identify the location and capabilities of 70 research cores across campus. Visit the site to learn more.