The Single Cell Spatial Analysis Program (SCSAP) was established in 2019 through the University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative. With a focus on funding cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, enabling expert faculty hires, bolstering collaboration, and facilitating postgraduate education across the biological sciences at U-M, the Biosciences Initiative is designed to advance major new directions in transdisciplinary discovery in the biosciences. To that end, the SCSAP project will explore new ways to study cell biology in the context of their three-dimensional tissues.

This program collaborates with multiple departments and colleges across campus and globally, to build a collaborative community that is focused on single cell analysis and spatial analysis projects through seminars and workshops, enhancing research cores, mentoring, referrals and highly leveraged projects for platform development and scientific exploration. You can learn more about our leadership team HERE. If you have any questions or would like to become a member of our program please apply HERE. We have many exciting initiatives on the horizon and would love to have you be a part of it.



The Single Cell Spatial Analysis Program seeks to develop the University of Michigan into a recognized leader in applying high-resolution spatially-resolved multi‑omic analysis within individual cells and in cells within tissues to drive next-generation solutions in biology and human health. We will achieve this goal by:

  • Recruiting faculty experts to Michigan across the spatial analysis domains of technology development, data analysis and biological application
  • Empowering Michigan researchers to use leading edge spatial technologies by supporting wet and dry lab core services
  • Breaking down barriers by providing pilot funding and technical support
  • Promoting communication and collaboration by building a community of researchers who are active and interested in using spatial analysis