ChABSA Technical Seminar 

Improving Training to Achieve High Fidelity for Safe Laboratory Operations (Virtual Only)

Presented By: Gene Olinger*, Galveston National Laboratory, and Microbiology and Immunology Department at UTMB

Date: May 15, 2024

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM 

Virtual Only - Free webinar.  Must register at least 48 hours in advance to assure a link is provided.




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*Dr. Olinger serves as the Deputy Director of the Galveston National Laboratory, and Microbiology and Immunology Department at UTMB.   Dr. Olinger earned his doctorate degree in microbiology and immunology with an emphasis in virology from Rush University, Chicago, Illinois and did his postdoctoral fellowship in virology from the National Research Council USAMRIID, Frederick, Maryland.  Dr. Olinger greatest expertise lie in the area of working in BSL 1-4 biocontainment laboratories to include select agents and the ability to work with uniformly lethal animal models, as well as serving on various global health committees.




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