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Multidisciplinary Research Building dedication March 6

Open house for new building scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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KU's new Multidisciplinary Research Building will be formally dedicated at 10 a.m. March 6. Among those participating in the ceremony will be Chancellor Robert Hemenway, Regent President Donna Shank, U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, Vice Provost for Research Jim Roberts and Susan Lunte, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry.

An open house for faculty, staff, students and the public will 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Specific labs will be open and available for visitors to see, and researchers will be on hand to respond to questions. Refreshments will be served in the first floor break area, and maps of the building will be provided.

The $40 million, 106,000 square foot building was completed in December and is the latest addition to KU's growing research complex on west campus. More than 200 scientists, students and other research staff will work in the building when it is fully occupied.

Research at the MRB covers a range of subjects, including drug discovery and delivery, bioinformatics, stable isotope geology and nanoscience.

Funding for the project is provided by the KU Center for Research.

The MRB is located at 2030 Becker Drive, west of the Simons and Structural Biology Center buildings.