LIDR building


The University of Missouri Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research (LIDR) is a Regional Biocontainment Laboratory located on the MU-Columbia campus. LIDR is a critical resource for University of Missouri faculty and collaborating scientists who perform research on infectious diseases and is part of our nation's effort to protect public health.



Aerobiology Core

LIDR offers custom designed aerosol exposure services for BSL-2 and BSL-3 agents. All challenges are performed within a custom-designed and -built GermFreeTM Class III biological safety cabinet for optimal containment and user protection.

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Immunology Core

The LIDR Immunology Core offers flow cytometry, cell sorting and fluorescence microscopy services for fixed or live BSL-1, BSL-2, and BSL-3 samples.

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Microbiology Core

LIDR has over 10,000 net sq. feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space available for scientists and collaborators for the performance of molecular biology, cell biology and microbiology research under BSL-2 and BSL-3 conditions.

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Research with test tube


World-renowned and internationally acclaimed faculty from MU study infectious diseases such as anthrax, plague and Q-fever at the LIDR under the umbrella of Research Programs.

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Dr. Paul Anderson
1020 East Campus Loop