Ever wonder how new treatments, drugs
and technical advances happen? The answer often starts with basic science.
Basic science researchers study the most fundamental elements of life
- what makes a cell divide and conquer, the makeup of genes, the mysteries
of DNA, and so much more - to advance existing scientific knowledge.
At the University of Michigan, scientists seek understanding of the
origins of illness and disease. They work hard in all facets of science
to move forward in ways that improve quality of life. That’s
why organizations such as the National Institutes of Health heartily
support our work. And why the Department of Energy, one of the principal
federal sponsors of basic research in the physical sciences in the
United States, supports many of our research projects.
At Michigan, basic science research begins with a spark, and often
ends with discovery.
Basic Science Departments and Units
Centers & Institutes