ABSL-3 Laboratory

Dr. Samuel Miller

Department of Medicine, Microbiology and Genome Sciences
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The Administrative Core personnel, under the direction of PI Sam Miller, manage, coordinate, and supervise the entire range of Center activities. This includes scientific oversight of projects & cores, and acquisition and use of major equipment and biological resources. In addition to its other duties, the Administrative Core also oversees the Central Select Agent Laboratory at the University of Washington

This facility consists of two areas on the University of Washington campus; a self-contained 5000 sf suite of BSL-2 laboratory space surrounding the ABSL-3 core labs, and three ABSL-3 rooms in a nearby SPF animal facility. These laboratories are managed by a dedicated staff and is supervised on a day-to-day basis as a dedicated shared space for NWRCE activities.

This lab also serves as a central storage facility for collections of bacterial strains (both Risk Group 2 and 3), eukaryotic cell lines, and other biological reagents. The laboratory houses a number of large instruments for shared use, including an Aria II FACS cell sorter, a deconvolving microscope, an IVIS whole animal imager, a 40L fermentor, and animal caging and aerosol exposure systems.