Facilities

BSL-3/ABSL-3 Research Laboratory Suites

A 2,900 square-feet, fully equipped Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) research space on the Minneapolis campus is available to scientists at the University of Minnesota (or their research partners) for studies involving Risk Group 3 agents and animal research. This containment facility includes three stand-alone research suites; each consisting of a microbiology and small animal research laboratory, with secure access through a common ante-room.

For more information contact Jordan Merhar, jmshep@umn.edu or Erica Nystrom, nyst0065@umn.edu.

Read about the fully equipped BSL-3/ABSL-3 research facility and its equipment

BSL-3 Microbiology Research Laboratory

Fully equipped BSL-3 microbiology facility available to scientists at the University of Minnesota (or their research partners) for studies involving approved RG3 agents and research requiring BSL-3 conditions that do not involve a shower out. Prioritization of research activity in the facility will be the responsibility of the Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine.

For more information contact Jordan Merhar, jmshep@umn.edu or Erica Nystrom, nyst0065@umn.edu.

BSL-3 Necropsy Laboratory

The primary purpose of this facility is to support diagnostic work involving animal samples that may contain airborne infectious agents.

For more information contact (612) 625-8787 or (800) 605-8787 or visit the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory website.

Plant Pathology Research Facility

This facility provides BL3 containment for research on economically and ecologically important plant pathogens.

Fore more information contact Stephanie Dahl, dahlx100@umn.edu, or Nik Prenevost, prene007@umn.edu.

Veterinary Isolation ABSL-3 Facility

The primary goal for the Veterinary Isolation Facility is to provide the resources needed to conduct ABSL-3 research in a safe and compliant manner. The facility will be available to scientists at the University of Minnesota (or their research partners) for studies involving Risk Group 3 agents in animals that can be reared in containment isolators (i.e., no loose housed livestock is permitted in ABSL-3).

For more information contact Neal Heuss, heuss0003@umn.edu.