$3.9 million awarded for renovations in Goss Lab

NIH grant is part of federal stimulus dollars

Principal Investigator Dr. Michael Lairmore, chair and professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and associate director for Basic Sciences in the Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded a $3.9 million construction grant from the National Institutes of Health. The C06 research facilities construction proposal was originally requested in 2003 and the money is now available through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Renovation of more than 8,000 square feet on the second floor of Goss Lab will allow utilization of currently unusable space, creating four BSL-2 laboratories, as well as a dedicated rodent phenotyping and infectious necropsy laboratory, and the necessary office support space. The renovated facility will permit the consolidation and integration of the laboratories involved in the $10.9 million Program Project Grant (PPG), awarded in 2008 by the National Cancer Institute. "An overall goal of the facility is to foster interaction among the investigators who are being brought together in this updated research space," said Dr. Lairmore. "The renovations are part of a broader plan to improve the infrastructure of the college and to meet the future needs of infectious disease research."

Money given to the NIH through what is also known as the federal "stimulus," will support other construction projects around the university as well. The story is featured in the November issue of Bioscience News and will also be featured in the next issue of Progressline, an email newsletter for the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Medical Center announced additional funding totaling $12 million to support cancer research.

Posted by Melissa Weber

November 10, 2009

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