More room to innovate. More room to collaborate.

The latest technology. The latest in lab design.

Near students. Near patients.

IU School of Medicine’s new medical education and research building will be a crucial step forward for our ever-expanding research enterprise.

two researchers collaborating to prepare samples in the lab


Rising eight floors above the medical education space, a new research tower will be equipped with cutting-edge equipment and designed for the team science and collaborative research so vital to making important discoveries.

Its proximity to students will offer them research opportunities in the same building where they learn. Its proximity to the new IU Health hospital, right across the street, means the distance between the lab bench and the patient bedside will be shorter than ever.

The research tower couldn’t come at a better time. 

Over the last decade, IU School of Medicine has experienced incredible research growth. Existing programs have expanded. Talented new investigators have joined us. It makes for a vibrant research center. But it has also meant something else: We’re quickly outgrowing our available lab space.

The new research tower will add 30,000 square feet of wet labs. Additional room will be included for collaborative areas, faculty, and support staff areas.

More space is vital if IU School of Medicine is to continue expanding its research footprint—and to be an attractive destination for new faculty recruits who bring innovative ideas and approaches to our life saving research.

two scientists work together in the lab

More than just new elbow room, the research tower is being designed for smart, healthier places for the scientists who will work there in search of new discoveries. An abundance of natural light. Places where investigators can gather to discuss ideas and new approaches, share data, and scratch out ideas on whiteboards will make for an ideal place to find answers to today’s most challenging medical problems.

That will lead to new treatments for patients — and new cures.