Researchers have solved a nearly 50-year-old mystery of how fungi produce a large class of bioactive compounds, revealing a chemical reaction reaction that is nearly unprecedented in nature
Researchers have identified the first known cold-sensing protein to respond to extreme cold.
Researchers have created a high-resolution picture of the cells at work inside a key hub of metabolism — the liver — and how individual cell types are reprogrammed in disease.
The 2019 symposium will bring pioneers in the field of protein engineering to the University of Michigan to discuss the new technologies and applications that are advancing the field across scientific disciplines.
LSI researchers are traveling more than 3,500 miles from Michigan to the Mayantuyacu Community in Peru in search of the organisms that can survive in a river so hot, it boils.
Nobel laureate Randy Schekman sat down with LSI faculty member and fellow cell biologist Yukiko Yamashita to discuss his approach to shaping a scientific career, the changing landscape of basic research, his thoughts on broadening the reach of academic publishing and his advice for aspiring scientists
The University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative is proud to announce the onboarding of Roland Kersten, Ph.D., as its first expert faculty hire.
Meet the newest MLSF fellows, who are investigating important questions related to multiple sclerosis, triple-negative breast cancer, and how complex living architectures form.
The Life Sciences Institute is launching an annual series of public talks highlighting the importance of disseminating scientific findings beyond the walls of the academy.
Alison Narayan, Ph.D., is one of only two researchers nationwide to be named both a 2019 Sloan Research Fellow and a 2019 Cottrell Scholar Award recipient. Taken together, these two awards illustrate Narayan’s passion for advancing bold, new approaches to chemistry within her lab and within in undergraduate classrooms where she can help shape the next generation of innovative chemists.
Research writes new chapter in the story of fatty acid biosynthesis and its potential for new antibiotics and renewable resources
LSI faculty member Alison Narayan was one of three U-M professors to be named a 2019 Cottrell Scholar.
Researchers have solved the structure of a key protein that is over-activated in 90 percent of cases of uveal melanoma.
LSI faculty member Alison Narayan was one of three U-M professors to be named a 2019 Sloan Research Fellow.
LSI Outreach Awards recognize the value of our community members' efforts to connect research, teaching and service to the public
Four teams of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will soon launch their own cross-lab, interdisciplinary projects, with funding from the LSI Cubed program.
The University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute will lead a five-day cryo-electron microscopy workshop in June to introduce participants to common image processing software packages.
Researchers have identified a hormone produced by the liver that tells the body to downshift its metabolism when it’s expending a lot of energy, revealing a potential target for treating metabolic disorders.
Research from the LSI has uncovered a cause of declining motor function and increase frailty in tiny aging worms — and a way to slow it down.
Fifteen researchers at the University of Michigan — including two from the Life Sciences Institute — have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
LSI staffer Majd Abdulghani was named first Rhodes Scholar for Saudi Arabia.
U-M researchers have shed new light on the mechanisms by which stem cells permanently shed their identity to become new types of cells.
Three ground-breaking LSI projects are among the University of Michigan projects to be funded in the first round of investments from the Biosciences Initiative.
LSI researchers are part of a new, federally funded effort to understand and prevent toxic algal blooms that plague portions of the Great Lakes and impact freshwater sources around the world.
When Kärt Tomberg joined the Ginsburg lab at the LSI, she planned to identify the genetic factors that play a role in a fatal blood clotting disease. Now, the culmination of that project is featured in the September 2018 issue of PLOS Genetics, not just as a research study, but as art.