On October 29, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. EST, Dr. Paul Dabisch, the senior research scientist leading coronavirus research studies at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) will be speaking at the National Atomic Testing Museum. The event is free and taking place live on Zoom. Pre-registration is required.
About S&T’s COVID-19 Response
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is harnessing the knowledge of its experts to help in response to COVID-19. It has focused its efforts on laboratory research and providing valuable resources to inform the broader response community and help keep front line responders safe. Highlights of S&T’s response efforts can be found in our Battling the Invisible Enemy report.
About the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) is a one-of-a-kind facility dedicated to defending the nation against biological threats. Its work supports intelligence assessments, preparedness planning, response, emerging threat characterization and bioforensic analyses. It is the first national laboratory created by DHS and the capabilities within the facility did not exist prior to the Amerithrax attacks of 2001.
Since its inception, NBACC and its staff of more than 150 dedicated employees have filled critical shortfalls in our scientific knowledge of biological agents needed to defend the public from acts of terrorism.