The Ragon BSL3 core provides biosafety level-3 laboratory space, training, and consultation for academic and industrial researchers working with risk group-3 pathogens, such as M. tuberculosis, SARS-CoV-2, Chikungunya virus, West Nile virus, Powassan virus, Japanese Encephalitis virus, Dabie bandavirus, Heartland virus and Bhanja virus.
Researchers are required to complete 30 hours of BSL3 specific training to become certified BSL3 core users. Training covers special facility containment, BSL-3 specific PPE, and safety regulations specific to risk group-3 pathogens.
Ragon BSL3 core users from the Gehrke lab (MIT)
Ragon BSL3 director and co-director
Ragon BSL3 user working in biosafety cabinet
Ragon BSL3 core users from the Goldfeld & Lieberman lab (Boston Children's Hospital) and BSL3 co-director
The Ragon BSL3 is one of the largest (2200 square feet) and most heavily used BSL3 facility in the region, with an excellent safety track record. The lab is equipped with dedicated 12-color high-speed cell sorter and microscopy equipment, as well as cell culture hoods and standard cell and molecular biology resources.Learn More
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