Resources for Researchers


On this page, you will find several indispensable resources pertinent to the research and development work being done at CDD. These include information about facilities and services offered by the University of Minnesota, and other research related resources from outside agencies such as NIH, NSF etc.

CDD gives utmost priority to the worker safety and maintains extensive set of instructions and information regarding the laboratory safety and good work-place practices. Various forms and documents with this important information are available under 'Laboratory Safety' tab. The content for this part of the page is provided by the CDD lab safety committee.

Laboratory safety

Lab safety has been and will continue to be among our highest priorities at CDD. We strive to ensure that the research community at our center remains in compliance with federal, state and university regulations and provide a safe and healthy working environment for all our employees. This section is to leverage information and resources compiled by our Safety Committee to assist individuals to raise safety awareness and promote compliance.

CDD Annual Safety Training Seminar 2015 
- For Training Slides: Click Here

Laboratory safety resources
Standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Awareness and training
Lab safety plan (Updated 2012)
Laboratory safety training requirement (Link updated 2015)

Previous Safety Training Seminars
General safety
Radiation safety
Biological safety
CDD Departmental Training - 2014

General safety resources

Resources for predicting hazards of reactions


Air Travel:

Minneapolis – St.Paul International Airport (MSP)
There are two terminals at MSP, Terminal 1 – Lindbergh, and Terminal 2 – Humphrey. Your airline carrier will determine at which terminal you arrive.

Terminal 1                                Terminal 2
Air Canada Air                         Tran Airways
Alaska Airlines                         Icelandair
American Airlines                     Southwest Airlines
Delta Airlines                            Spirit Airlines
Frontier Airlines                        Sun Country Airlines
Great Lakes Airlines
United Airlines
US Airways

Ground Transportation:

Taxi, van, shuttle, and car rental services are available at both terminals. provides an excellent trip planner resource for those who prefer public transportation, including travel to and from the airport.

Many people like to use the Super Shuttle from the airport, which is a shared service, The fare is approximately $18 plus tax one way, or $36 plus tax round trip. For locations for the shuttle at either terminal: Click Here

Light Rail, directly from the airport, either Terminal 1 (Lindbergh) or Terminal 2 (Humphrey) depending upon your airline, should be up and running by June 14, 2014. We will be checking on this and getting back to you to regarding this option.

If you chose this mode of transportation, you will be exiting at the East Bank Station, University of Minnesota, on Washington Avenue in front of Moos Tower between Harvard and Union streets. Although we don’t know what the cost will be from the airport to the University of Minnesota at this time, it should be the least expensive option, probably under $5 one way. As we learn more about this option as it gets closer to opening day, we will update this website.

Driving to the Minneapolis Campus:

If you wish to drive to our campus, we are happy to provide parking at no cost to you. However, we must know 14 days in advance of your parking needs in order to secure a spot for you. Without notification, we cannot guarantee parking. If you do wish to bring your car to our campus, please know it is essential to have a parking spot. There is some metered parking, but these spots are often taken early in the day. Non-metered spots are at a distance from campus.

Other research resources

Vince Lactam on Wikipedia

UMN resources:
Library Resources
Software Downloads

Federal Agencies' resources:
NIH: Clinical Trials' Information
FDA: Drug Approvals and Databases

Safety committee

Zhengqiang Wang, PhD
Research Safety Officer & Chemical Safety, 612-625-7025

Robert J. Geraghty, PhD
Biosafety, 612-625-3281

Christine D. Dreis
Radiation Safety,
NHH 4-270, 612-624-5687