Coming together to take diseases apart.

How do you arrive at revolutionary treatments and breakthroughs? By unleashing a global coalition of brilliant scientific minds, fostering a collaborative process — and doing a world of good.


Every day, we collaborate at the forefront of fundamental and translational science in pursuit of groundbreaking treatment strategies for cancer, Parkinson’s and other diseases. Through shared values and an entrepreneurial spirit, we spark innovation to multiply the impact of discovery and answer critical questions about our world.

Research Areas

Learn How Our Scientists Are Making a Difference

Our scientists are hard at work investigating cancer, Parkinson's and a host of other diseases.


Where Discovery Meets Collaboration

Van Andel Institute's departments are home to exceptional scientists in the fields of epigenetics, neurodegenerative science, cell biology, metabolism and nutritional programming, and structural biology.

Faculty Directory

Meet Our Scientists

Meet Van Andel Institute’s world-class investigators, learn about their research and check out their latest findings.

Catalytic Collaborations


Van Andel Institute's commitment to collaboration in the U.S. and abroad creates and fuels partnerships to improve human health.

Shared Scientific Resources

Core Technologies and Services

Van Andel Institute’s Core Technologies and Services offer a comprehensive range of advanced technologies and expertise to support and enhance research at the Institute and collaborating organizations.

Core Technologies

Business Development and Technology Transfer

Technology and Tools

Business Development and Technology Transfer supports the Institute’s mission by promoting the use of our research results and discoveries for public benefit. We remove barriers to the exchange of information and research materials so that ideas can rapidly be tested in the laboratory and translated to the clinic.

Our Impact

We're raising thousands to save millions

We’re turning hope into action for the millions of people around the world affected by diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s. Find out how you can help us make a difference.

  • 121 peer-reviewed papers published in 2023
  • 62 peer-reviewed papers published in high-impact journals in 2023
  • 55 clinical trials launched to date
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