Saturday, April 13, 2024

LSU Health Shreveport Welcomes Dr. Jason Comer as Director of BSL-3 Research Facility

by BIZ Magazine

SU Health Shreveport is excited to welcome Jason Comer, PhD, as Director of the BSL-3 Research Facility. Dr. Comer comes to Shreveport from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he was an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Study Director for the Institutional Office of Non-clinical Regulated Studies. He received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Experimental Pathology from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, followed by a fellowship at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), an NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases state-of-the-art biomedical research facility located in Hamilton, Montana.

Dr. Comer brings extensive knowledge and a proven track record of successful research and leadership positions relating to infectious disease research with a focus on evaluating the effectiveness of treatments targeted at bacterial and viral agents. As Director of the BSL-3 Research Facility, Dr. Comer will be responsible for identifying and implementing the research direction of the lab to support growth in research activity, educating internal and external audiences about the BSL-3 lab and promoting its capabilities and research impact, and working to ensure the highest level of safety and compliance with institutional, state and federal regulations and standards.

The BSL-3 laboratory is housed in the Center for Medical Education as a research core facility of the Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats which will provide researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students with access to a wide variety of services, educational and training opportunities, and state-of-the-art technologies.

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