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.

LIDR journal publications

 

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Aerosol

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

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

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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Immunospot S6 Ultimate M2 screen

Animal Infection and Monitoring Services (AIMS) Core

AIMS can support work on agents up to BSL-3 in a variety of animal models and routes of infection and access to up-to-date instrumentation. 

 

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Research with test tube

Research

World-renowned and internationally acclaimed faculty from MU study infectious diseases including arbovirus, brucellosis, plague, Q-fever and tularemia in the LIDR's research programs. Their research is mainly focused on host-pathogen interactions, immune responses in the host and the development of novel vaccines and therapeutics against disease. 

 

Director
Dr. Anthony Griffiths
1020 East Campus Loop
573-884-3808