About VAI

VAI_nightVan Andel Institute (VAI) is committed to improving the health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations through cutting edge biomedical research and innovative educational offerings. Established in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1996 by the Van Andel family, VAI is now home to more than 400 scientists, educators and support staff, who work with a growing number of national and international collaborators to foster discovery. The Institute’s scientists study the origins of cancer, Parkinson’s and other diseases and translate their findings into breakthrough prevention and treatment strategies. Our educators develop inquiry-based approaches for K-12 education to help students and teachers prepare the next generation of problem-solvers, while our Graduate School offers a rigorous, research-intensive Ph.D. program in molecular and cellular biology. Learn more at vai.org.

Van Andel Institute Graduate School develops future leaders in biomedical research through an intense, problem-focused Ph.D. degree in cellular and molecular biology. By combining rigorous, inquiry-based coursework with extensive hands-on experience in laboratories led by the Institute’s expert faculty, the Graduate School prepares students for productive careers in biomedical research and beyond. The Graduate School thrives within the state-of-the-art facilities of Van Andel Institute, with access to extensive core technology support and the resources of collaborators in Grand Rapids, Michigan and around the country.

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