The Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan is a hub for collaboration among outstanding scientists from a variety of life science disciplines focusing on the biological problems of human health. Scientists with different backgrounds and approaches are brought together in a unique open-laboratory facility. The Institute sparks new ideas and projects that accelerate our understanding of life and our progress toward treating disease.
Ann Arbor consistently ranks in the "top places to live" lists published by various mainstream media outlets every year. In 2008, it was ranked 27th out of 100 "America's best small cities."