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2021 Annual Report

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This is the 2021 Annual Report for Van Andel Institute.

Van Andel Institute

Van Andel Institute began with a vision: to improve human health. A hub for ideas and advancements, the Institute is fueled by a community of bright minds who share a relentless curiosity and a deep commitment to make the world a better place through biomedical research into diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s, as well as K–12 and graduate education. At Van Andel Institute, we do more than dream about improving human health. We strive to make it a reality every day.

Table of Contents 2 A letter from David Van Andel 4 Research 6 Research highlights: Epigenetics 8 Research highlights: Neurodegenerative Science 10 Research highlights: Cell Biology 11 Van Andel Institute earns prestigious grant to train the next generation of cancer epigenetics experts 12 Research highlights: Structural Biology 13 VAI scientists recognized as highly cited researchers 14 Research highlights: Metabolism and Nutritional Programming 15 Translating impact from lab to clinic 16 VAI principal investigators 24 Van Andel Institute Graduate School: An innovative approach to graduate education 28 Education 30 Education highlights 34 Events and Philanthropy 36 Event photos 44 Signature special event sponsors 46 The Howard Miller Company: Community support with global impact 48 Blake Crabb: Meet the newest JBoard Ambassadors co-chair 50 Philanthropy highlights 52 Circle of Hope and by the numbers 53 Institute leadership team 54 Board Members 56 Board of Governors 57 JBoard Ambassadors 1

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