Our efforts in laboratory research, which are just beginning, will be integral to our mission at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. The renovation of two laboratory research floors on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus was completed in early 2016. Additionally, in March, Thomas L. Rothstein, MD, PhD, was named assistant dean for investigative medicine at WMed and will serve as director of the Center for Immunobiology. In that role, Dr. Rothstein will spearhead efforts to build a basic science research group at the medical school focused on human B cell function and immunological responses.