Van Andel Institute (VAI) is a non-profit research organization dedicated to improving the health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations through disease research and education. Established in 1996 by Jay and Betty Van Andel, the Institute is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. VAI's research programs focus on cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and epigenetics. The Institute's scientists work in a variety of disciplines, including cell biology, genetics, epigenetics, structural biology, biochemistry, immunology, and more. VAI also offers educational programs for students and the general public, including internships, fellowships, and community outreach programs.