Located north of TCF Bank Stadium, the Biomedical Discovery District is comprised of facilities that give scientists flexible, state-of-the-art space to fight today’s health challenges, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, infectious diseases, and brain diseases.
About the buildings
Lions Research Building (LRB) – The first facility in the Biomedical Discovery District opened in 1992. Researchers here study hearing, vision and neuroscience.
McGuire Translational Research Facility (MTRF) – Opened in 2005, this building is directly adjacent to LRB and houses the Stem Cell Institute as well as infectious disease and pharmacy research.
- Stem Cell Institute
- Center for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Translational Research
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) – Here, high-powered magnets give a window into the body’s inner workings for studying diseases and evaluate treatments. CMRR houses the world’s largest imaging magnet, and the expansion in December 2010 provided CMRR researchers and UMPhysicians doctors with space to provide patient care.
Winston and Maxine Wallin Medical Biosciences Building (WMBB) – In this building, scientists are working to unlock the mysteries of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and discover new immunology-based treatments for cancer and infectious diseases.
- N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Care and Research
- Institute for Translational Neuroscience
- Center for Immunology
- Biocontainment Research Facility and Program
Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building – When completed in spring 2013, researchers in this building will focus on fighting heart disease and finding cures for cancer.
- Lillehei Heart Institute
- Masonic Cancer Center