Ohio State nets $3.9 million construction grant for research facilities

Dec 29, 2009
By staff
Columbus, Ohio -- A $3.9 million construction grant has been awarded to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to renovate research facilities at the school.

The grant was secured by Dr. Michael Lairmore, chair and professor of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and associate director for Basic Sciences in the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Funding initially was requested in 2003 and is now available through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

The funding will allow for renovation of more than 8,000 square feet on the second floor of Goss Lab that will allow the use of currently dormant space to be transformed into four BSL-2 laboratories, plus a dedicated rodent phenotyping and infectious necropsy laboratory and office space. The renovated space will allow for the consolidation and integration of laboratories involved in a $10.9 million Program Project grant awarded by NIH in 2008.