The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) was founded in 1959 by Aaron Novick, Frank Stahl, and George Streisinger. These visionary scientists built a highly collaborative, integrated group where physicists, chemists and biologists work together to dissect the molecular underpinnings of living organisms. For example, 90% of tenured IMB faculty members have at least one paper published with a UO colleague. Many have collaborative grants. Further, many participate in research centers that allow researchers with common interests to work together. These centers include:Lokey Science Complex (8 attached buildings). Under one roof, biochemists, cell biologists, developmental biologists, physicists, organic chemists, and physical chemists use a huge variety of model organisms, techniques, and tools to understand and explain the properties of life.