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

A Select Agent research program relays upon an appropriate containment facility in which to conduct experiments. Core B provides the indispensible ABSL3/BSL3/NIHBL3 facility and staff to support of our Program focused on understanding effective immune responses to type A strains of Francisella tularensis.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
5P01AI056320-10
Application #
8711177
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
10
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Albany Medical College
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Albany
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
12208
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