Research

Faculty and students working in the anesthesiology lab

The challenges facing Anesthesiology provide a variety of research opportunities ranging from the development of new drugs and monitoring devices to studies of how patients undergoing different operations with various medical conditions react to anesthesia and surgery. Without research, it is not possible to maintain a truly academic environment on the forefront of teaching and clinical advances. The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota is committed to promoting research as one of its priorities for maintaining a strong academic department.

Anesthesiology faculty research resources

Faculty members interested in research have the opportunity to conduct clinical or laboratory research.

The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview has the required personnel to help with pharmaceutical industry supported clinical research projects. Features of the laboratory include:

  • recently updated laboratory capable of conducting both large and small animal research with an animal operating table, modern infusion pumps and all the requirements to meet Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) standards
  • modern anesthesia gas machine with the ability to do bedside blood gas and electrolyte monitoring
  • portable ultrasound to help with placement of arterial and deep venous catheters
  • -80 deg C freezer, a vented hood for drug preparation and a safety eyewash and shower 

Laboratory location

Ralph T. Knight Anesthesiology Research Laboratory
Diehl Hall (F103, 104, G101 & G105)
505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The laboratory is conveniently located near research animal resources and veterinarian help is available upon request.

Other research opportunities

The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview has the required personnel to help with pharmaceutical and biomedical industry supported clinical research projects.

Faculty may also conduct collaborative research with other departments. The University of Minnesota is strong in basic science and translational research.

There are opportunities to do collaborative research with the department’s global partners in India in Bangalore, Coimbatore and other major cities.

Who to contact

Michael Todd, M.E.
Vice Chair of Research
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC294
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-4551 
mmtodd@umn.edu

For Research Assistance & Guidance:

Melissa Cohen
Research Coordinator
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC294
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-301-1245
cohen045@umn.edu 

For Administrative Assistance with Research Grants:

Carol El-Ghandour
A.L.R.T. Center Research Manager
University of Minnesota Medical School
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 609
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-8468
elgha001@umn.edu