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New UMN Microbiology Research Facility (MRF) Under Construction With Expected 2015 Completion

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 17, 2015

As one of the leading research institutions in the Midwest, it is no surprise that the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is expanding its research space. Construction crews have been hard at work on the newest research building on-campus, the Microbiology Research Facility, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, with an open and operating in January, 2016. 

The new research building is expected to begin operating in January 2016.

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The new Microbiology Research Facility, which began construction in 2013 will provide more than 85,000 square-feet to the Department of Microbiology. The building will contain research labs, offices and office support, and research commons where grad students and faculty can learn and work together on collaborative projects. 

When the building, which will be located in the Biomedical Discovery District of UMN, opens for operations at the beginning of 2016, researchers will focus primarily on studying different infectious diseases as well as research new drugs and vaccines. 

The Biomedical Discovery District at UMN has been greatly expanding in recent years, and the Microbiology Research Facility will be the 6th building and newest addition to this district. Other buildings in operation in this district are:

  1. Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building 
  2. McGuire Translational Research Facility
  3. Lions Research Building
  4. Center for Magnetic Resonance Research 
  5. Winston and Maxine Wallin Medical Biosciences Building

The University of Minnesota receives millions of dollars annually to fund current research and begin new research projects throughout the different life science disciplines within the University. In FY 2014, UMN received more than $250 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Departments at UMN that received substantial amounts of this funding include:  

  • Medicine and Internal Medicine - $29.1 million
  • Pediatrics - $28.2 million
  • Public Health and Preventative Medicine - $14.7 million
  • Pathology - $11.9 million
  • Neurology - $11.2 million
  • Biochemistry - $11.1 million
  • Pharmacology - $10.8 million

*Data collected from the NIH RePorter. 

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