Over $5 Million Awarded to Support UMN Research Infrastructure

Mississippi lock/dams and buildings

Updating the main channel facility at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (pictured here) is one of 13 research infrastructure projects funded in 2024.

The Research and Innovation Office has awarded $2.6 million to 13 projects as part of the 2024 Research Infrastructure Investment Program. One-to-one matching funds provided by supporting units resulted in just over $5 million in total funds awarded. The awards will improve research infrastructure, facilities, and support services across the University.

2024 Research Infrastructure Investment Program funds will support the following projects:

  • Comprehensive Lab Animal Monitor System (CLAMS)-HC for the study of mouse metabolism
  • Replacement of greenhouse lighting with energy efficient LEDs
  • Ultra-high-throughput sequencing of microbial diversity and ecology
  • Improving large scale iPSC line banking and distribution infrastructure to support intercollegiate multi-user programs
  • Consolidation of the Center for Metabolomics and Proteomics (CMSP)
  • Addressing a University-wide capability gap in profiling and imaging with two 3D laser scanning microscopes
  • Full spectrum cell sorters for the UMN Flow Cytometry Resource
  • Automated near-infrared and optical imaging and spectroscopy with the Mt. Lemmon Observing Facility (MLOF) telescope
  • An advanced nanoparticle analysis tool for the Minnesota Nano Center
  • Advancing the capabilities of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory main channel facility
  • Upgrades for the University of Minnesota Zebrafish Core Facility
  • LHI confocal imaging system
  • Modernizing data infrastructure of the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research

Learn more about this year's award recipients.