This is an article from the fall 2018 issue of 
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One major aim of the new Biological Sciences Building (BSB) on campus is to inspire and promote creative collaboration among researchers. The BSB also has been designed so public visitors to the U-M Museum of Natural History—which will reopen next spring, located right in the middle of the BSB alongside research labs—can stroll past areas of the building where researchers work. It’s an environment where science is on display, and opportunities for science outreach lie just outside the lab doors.

Click through the images in the gallery below to learn how researchers hope the BSB’s design will encourage connections and cross-pollination among scientists.

Photographs by Bob Foran