Lions Research Building / McGuire Translational Research Facility

Lions Research building and McGuire Translational Research Facility
Researchers at the Lions Research Building and McGuire Translational Research facility represent a wide range of disciplines including neuroscience, stem cell, microbiology, and pharmaceutical research. 

Lions Research Building

The first facility in the Biomedical Discovery District opened in 1992. Researchers here study hearing, vision, and neuroscience, and the facility houses the Lab of Neural Regeneration and the Lab of Molecular Neurosurgery.

McGuire Translational Research Facility

Opened in 2005, this building is directly adjacent to the Lions Research Building, and is home to the Stem Cell Institute as well as the Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Translational Research and researchers from the College of Pharmacy.

The McGuire Translational Research Facility also houses the University’s Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPS) Facility, which provides the resources for the production, characterization and differentiation of iPS cells. Cells produced here are used at the University of Minnesota and at research centers worldwide.


Stem Cell photo Advancing regenerative medicine

The Stem Cell Institute is the first interdisciplinary institute in the United States dedicated to stem cell research. Its mission is to use stem cell biology to change the practice of medicine through discovery, education, and translation.