Biomedical Modeling, Simulation, and Design Laboratory (BMSDL)


The Biomedical Modeling, Simulation, and Design Laboratory (BMSDL) mission is to serve the high performance computing needs of the drug design and medicinal chemistry community. The BMSDL provides University researchers with access to workstations, software, and technical support for scientific computation and visualization.


The BMSDL is located in room 414 on the fourth floor of the 717 Delaware building, located at the corner of Delaware Street S.E. and Walnut Street S.E., on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus


Researchers with BMSDL accounts can have 24-hour access to the BMSDL, seven days a week.  Access is controlled via U Card.

Getting U Card Access

Note: In accordance with University guidance surrounding COVID-19 and shared spaces, all MSI lab spaces are currently closed and unavailable for public use until further notice. Access requests to lab spaces are not being accepted at this time. Please refer to MSI communications and the MSI COVID-19 Continuity Plan for updates. We thank you for your understanding.

To get physical access to the BMSDL, you need to have an active MSI lab account and an active U Card.  Please send the following information to with the subject heading "U Card Access to the BMSDL".  In the email, provide your full legal name, your student/staff ID number, your U Card number, your primary PI, the email you would like associated, your phone number, and whether you have U Card access to AHC facilities.

Getting Help

For all technical support questions, email, call 612.626.0802, or visit room 587Walter Library.


The lab provides Institute researchers with access to Linux workstations along with the associated software.