Van Andel InstituteMedical Research Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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In our latest PI Profile, we caught up with Dr. Darren Moore to talk about his passion for science, career, interests outside of work and his goals for the future of Parkinson's research.
We're thrilled to welcome Dr. Heidi McBride from The Neuro as today's VARI Seminar Series speaker. Welcome to the Institute, Dr. McBride!
Did you know colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S.? In our latest blog, we highlight important need-to-know information about the disease.
Over the weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting Rockford Lacrosse and Grandville Lacrosse at Van Andel Institute! Players, coaches, and parents enjoyed a tour ...of the Institute and learned more about cancer research from Dr. Patrick Grohar. Thank you for the visit and your continued fundraising efforts! These teams will be participating in the 7th annual LAX vs. Cancer event on April 28!
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Jones, who will be awarded an honorary doctorate from Stellenbosch University!
Prof Peter Jones, one of Stellenbosch University’s leading former academics, has advanced medical science and brought new hope for cancer treatment worldwide. ...Today Chief Scientific Officer and director at the Center for Epigenetics at Van Andel Institute in Michigan, Cape Town- born Jones obtained his PhD and postdoctoral training abroad. He returned to serve as chief research officer at the Unit for Molecular and Cellular Cardiology of Stellenbosch University’s Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Through his trailblazing work and groundbreaking research advancing medical science globally, he has not only demonstrated immense skill, but continues to change people’s lives. Prof Jones will receive an honorary degree at our March Graduation Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2sINNrf
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5K on April 28!
Volunteers needed! We are looking for volunteers to assist us at the Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5K on April 28! Volunteers are needed to help set up the course, register and check-in participants, and clean up post-race. For information, please visit our website.
On March 7, Neiman Marcus and Van Andel Institute came together for the Art of Fashion & Research. The spring fashion show and luncheon event benefited the Institute's biomedical research and science education programs.
Dr. Viviane Labrie is an assistant professor in the Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science. Learn more about her research here:
New findings published by Dr. Scott Rothbart and VAIGS student Robert Vaughan highlights a surprising deviation from a major tenet of biology called “the central dogma,” which outlines how our genetic information flows in one direction. Learn more about their findings in our latest blog.
Looks like everyone had an awesome morning!
Lots of scientific observation and exploration happening at this morning's Science on Saturday program! 3rd and 4th graders investigate the structures and behaviors of millipedes, hissing cockroaches and pill bugs.
You can find all the details about the 5K and fundraising opportunities on Purple Community's website!
Have you already registered for the Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5K? You may consider taking your participation to the next level, by pledge walking ...or running in honor or in memory of the people in your life that have been touched by cancer, Parkinson’s or other diseases. Every single dollar raised goes directly to support biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute. For more information and help fundraising, visit our website!
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Would you like to know more about Dr. Jovinge? Check out this Q&A published today on Van Andel Institute's blog!