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Los Alamos rolls out biodefense program with University of Nebraska

From left, Ken Bayles, Ph.D., of UNMC; Mark Riley, Ph.D., of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Harshini Mukundan, Ph.D., of Los Alamos National Laboratory. From left, Ken Bayles, Ph.D., of UNMC; Mark Riley, Ph.D., of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Harshini Mukundan, Ph.D., of Los Alamos National Laboratory. | 

Marian Camacho
May 08, 2018 11:49 AM

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Los Alamos National Laboratory is teaming up with the University of Nebraska to boost educational opportunities for students looking to embark on a career in the field of biodefense.

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The partnership was arranged when the two institutions attended a meeting arranged by the National Strategic Research Institute.

“You can develop solutions through partnerships. You can accomplish much more as a whole than by working alone,” said Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and partnership coordinator Harshini Mukundan, Ph.D.

The institute is one of only 13 University Affiliated Research Centers in the country and the only center with a primary mission of delivering solutions across the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction.

This partnership will specifically deal with looking into the diagnosis and detection of infectious disease agents using biosensors.

“We are interested in technology development, new methods of analysis and modeling, and in translation and use of new schemes to monitor microbes in a variety of environments,” said Mark Riley, who is a professor of biological systems engineering at UNL.  “We are especially interested in connections of students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.”

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