Winston and Maxine Wallin Medical Biosciences Building
In this building, scientists are working to unlock the mysteries of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and to discover new immunology-based treatments for cancer and infectious diseases.
The Wallin Medical Biosciences Building houses researchers from the Center for Immunology, as well as the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Care and Research and the Institute for Translational Neuroscience.
The facility is also home to the University’s Biocontainment Research Facility and Program, which is specifically designed to safely handle microorganisms that can cause serious human and animal diseases. This research facility has fully equipped research laboratories that are available to scientists at the University of Minnesota and/or their research partners for the study of microbes that would otherwise be impossible to accomplish safely.
Educating future immunologists
The Center for Immunology is a multi-departmental research organization focused on advancing the field of immunology and training future immunologists. Its mission is to coordinate and promote efforts in basic immunology research, education, and clinical applications at the University of Minnesota. Research actvities in the immunology program reflect the interdisciplinary nature of immunological research in the 21st century and provides many research and career opportunities for students.
Cutting-edge Alzheimer's disease research
At the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care, researchers conduct cutting-edge translational Alzheimer's disease research. The center's approach involves the implementation of sound scientific methods using animal models, medicinal chemistry, and molecular biology.
Evolving neurological disease research
The Institute for Translational Neuroscience, established in 2007, aims to advance neuroscience research at the University of Minnesota. Its main goal is to bring together top scientists across different disciplines and departments to shape discoveries that will lead to tomorrow's cures.