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Building for the Future

Goss Blueprint

Goss Interior

Laboratory will soon get a much needed "face lift" or at least a
major renovation thanks to a $3.9 million construction grant from the National
Centers for Research Resources awarded to the College.  Dr. Michael
Lairmore, associate dean for research and graduate studies and principal
investigator for the construction grant and Dr. Michael Oglesbee, chair of the
Department of Veterinary Biosciences will provide academic oversight for the
project.  About 9,000 square feet of space within Goss Laboratories
will be renovated  as part of an overall plan to
improve the infrastructure of the College and to meet future needs in
infectious disease research.  This new space
will feature spacious and modern research laboratories and
support facilities, as well as a dedicated infectious necropsy
laboratory.  All research laboratories are designed to be operated under
strict occupational protection policies and will have controlled access. An
overall goal of the facility is to foster interaction among the investigators
that are being brought together within its walls, while providing effective
infectious disease control and security. The project has outstanding
institutional support and a strong administrative structure to ensure success
of the construction project and enhancement of research productivity of
College investigators.

for the project were made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act that passed by Congress in February 2009 to provide funds intended to
help the economy recover. As part of the $10.4 billion allocated to the NIH
under ARRA, NCRR received, among other allocations, $1 billion for construction
and improvement of biomedical research facilities. The major objective of
this federal program is to facilitate and enhance the conduct of Public Health Service-supported biomedical and behavioral
research by supporting the costs of improving non-Federal basic research,
clinical research, and animal facilities to meet the biomedical or behavioral
research, research training, or research support needs of an institution.  


Last updated: 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 9:20am