Central to the efforts of our Select Agent research program is the ABSL3/BSL3/NIHBL3 facility. The purpose of the ABSL3/BSL3/NIHBL3 core (Core B) is to provide a high quality, uniform source of Francisella tularensis (Ft), avoid duplication of work, and provide a shared resource for all investigators. The rationale is that a centralized facility run by trained technicians will be best able to consistently generate reliable reagents for all components of the Program Project. The primary objectives of Core B are to ensure proper maintenance and supply of bacterial stocks;to provide ABSL3 animal husbandry and maintenance of the ABSL3/BSL3/NIHBL3 facility;and to provide training and oversight to individuals working in the suite. To achieve these goals, Core B will: 1. Maintain Ft SchuS4 stock cultures. 2. Provide animal husbandry and BSL3 facility maintenance. 3. Provide training and oversight.

Public Health Relevance

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
5P01AI056320-09
Application #
8698577
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1-LR-M (S1))
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-08-01
Budget End
2014-07-31
Support Year
9
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$277,858
Indirect Cost
$98,258
Name
Albany Medical College
Department
Type
DUNS #
190592162
City
Albany
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
12208
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