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The University of Michigan Program in Chemical Biology is one of the largest free-standing programs of its kind in the United States. Students can earn a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology or an M.S. in Cancer Chemical Biology

The program spans the U-M campus to unite over 55 faculty from 11 departments. And our student-centered approach provides maximum flexibility to pursue your own interests — along with an interdisciplinary core curriculum and many opportunities to engage with a vibrant community of peers.


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LSI Academic Programs is pleased to welcome two new employees. 


Olivia Bassett-Kennedy is joining the LSI Human Resources and the Academic Programs team.  Olivia's effort will be split 50/50 between the LSI Human Resources team and the Academic Program team.  Her LSI Human Resources job duties include managing hiring and time report approval processes for all temporary employees, all MOU's for individuals (non-students, students working for credit, student volunteers) performing research in LSI labs, immigration/appointment process for visiting scholars, LSI lactation room, and serving as a receptionist for the LSI.  For the Academic Program team, Olivia will work closely with Laura Howe and the Program in Chemical Biology (PCB) on processing appointments including temporary employees, adjunct lecturer, GSRA and fellowships and helping with the Academic Programs application processes for Perrigo, Aspirnaut and Michigan Life Sciences Fellows (MLSF).  She will also be assisting with event planning for the PCB program.  Prior to joining the LSI, Olivia served in a faculty support role at the School of Nursing and also worked in Patient Services at Michigan Medicine.  


Cameron Yaxley is also joining the LSI Academic Programs team as a Student Administrative Assistant. He will be working with our team on several of our programs including the Perrigo fellowship program, the MLSF program, the Aspirnaut program as well as managing the degree and admissions processes in the Program in Chemical Biology. He will also serve as a lead on many of our academic programs events including our Chemical Biology PhD interview weekend. Before joining the LSI, Cameron was a curriculum support coordinator at the Ross Business School.