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A state-of-the-art place for collaboration

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By midsummer, University of Minnesota scientists engaged in cancer and cardiovascular research will be settling into their new building across from TCF Bank Stadium.

Conceived as the gateway to the University’s burgeoning Biomedical Discovery District (BDD), the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building will not only house researchers, it will also welcome passersby inside to see firsthand the impact of the research being done throughout the BDD.

“The new building allows us to expand the footprint for cardiovascular science and medicine,” says Daniel Garry, M.D., Ph.D., executive director of the Lillehei Heart Institute, which will be housed primarily in the facility. “It’s a terrific opportunity for investigators who share common goals and use similar technologies and equipment to come together under one roof.”

“This new, world-class facility will help us recruit top researchers working on heart disease, diabetes, and a range of other illnesses,” adds Joseph Metzger, Ph.D., whose lab also will move into the building.

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