The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine announces the grand opening of the newly remodeled and expanded state of the art infectious disease research laboratories.
The remodeled research space has over 3,500 sq ft of open access laboratories and shared equipment and will host highly collaborative research teams. The laboratories are equipped with state of the art equipment for sample processing, cell culture, virus isolation, serology, molecular diagnostics and bacteriology and will foster collaborative research related to infectious disease including the study of endemic and emerging diseases, food safety, antimicrobial resistance and the microbiome.
The laboratories are part of the Food Centric Corridor which goal is to enhance food security by promoting food animal health and productivity. The Food Centric Corridor brings interdisciplinary teams together equipped with integrated modern analytical capabilities related to infectious diseases, animal health and nutrition to address challenges of food security thus supporting the University’s mission to produce a safe, secure and sustainable food supply.
The newly remodeled space and the state of the art equipment was made possible by funds from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Office of the Vice-President of Research.