Grand Rapids Research Center

A Vision for the future

The Grand Rapids Research Center (GRRC) is destined to become an epicenter for academic research, and through it, the MSU College of Human Medicine is drawing talent from scientists and researchers from nearly all university colleges and partner institutions. Laboratory areas will boast partial walls and movable benches. The center’s reach will stretch well beyond physical spaces to be an economic driver—it will be a magnet for business and drive growth in the biotechnology sector.

When full, the center will house 44 research teams ready to seek answers. The teams will address our most pressing problems, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, pediatric neurology, cancer, autism, transplantation, women’s health, and more.

Get involved

Join MSU and Grand Rapids in leveraging the immense potential of the Medical Mile and partner with us in creating the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center, where cures and treatments can boldly be chased.

Your gifts will be used to develop scientific labs, provide research opportunities for medical students and conduct science outreach activities in the region.

Our philanthropy goal is $40 million. 


The MSU Grand Rapids Research Center brings together the best in medical education, research, and new technologies for extraordinary discovery—all in the heart of Grand Rapids.

See the impact: Faculty

Jack Lipton, chair, Department of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine

Asgi Fazleabas, director, Center for Women's Health