About the Jupiter Life Science Initiative
A Message From The Director
The goals of the FAU Jupiter Life Science Initiative are to enhance education and foster research in the life sciences while building partnerships with local research institutes, including the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and The Scripps Research Institute, both located on FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus. The initiative is a joint effort between the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, fostering research in the areas of neuroscience and biotechnology in collaboration with our local partners. A 20,000 square foot research building on the John D. MacArthur Campus, was renovated and eight neuroscience faculty members relocated their laboratories to this building, which included bringing over 40 students and staff to Jupiter. The proximity of the institutes encourages collaboration by FAU faculty members with fellow scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and local biotechnology companies.
The Initiative expands the educational opportunities for students in both Colleges by providing additional science courses on the Jupiter campus, as well as access to sophisticated scientific laboratories and equipment. In addition to enrolling in College of Science courses, students have the option of participating in full-time summer research opportunities for undergraduates. The College of Science also offers a new suite of upper division and graduate courses during the academic year on the MacArthur campus.
We encourage you to learn more about the Jupiter Life Science Initiative by exploring our web site, enrolling in courses, applying to our undergraduate and graduate programs, attending our seminars and events, and contributing to the ongoing research of our faculty and students. We hope to see you in Jupiter soon!