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Part of the Northern Central Campus tour

Life Sciences Institute

210 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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The Life Sciences Institute is a collaborative, independent research institution, encompassing 22 faculty-led teams from schools and departments throughout U-M. The 230,000-square-foot building, which opened in 2003, is outfitted with open, interconnected laboratories to allow for maximum cross-pollination of ideas. LSI is also home to an advanced high-throughput screening facility, a world-class cryo-electron microscopy laboratory, and ​a ​​comprehensive ​​cloning ​​and ​​macromolecular ​​X-ray crystallography​ center. It is between the Undergraduate Science Building and the Biological Sciences Building.

The Life Sciences Institute houses initiatives like the Center for Chemical Genomics and the Natural Products Discovery Core, and several dozen research labs.
An aerial view of the LSI on the corner of Washtenaw and Huron streets
The building is located between U-M's Central and Medical campuses.
A walkway on the side of the terracotta facade of Mary Sue Coleman Hall
Now known as Mary Sue Coleman Hall, the LSI building is the first academic building on campus to be named for a woman. It opened its doors in 2003.