What must a scientist do in order to work in a BSL4 laboratory?

The advance preparation it takes for a scientist to conduct research within a BSL4 laboratory at UTMB is extensive. The approval process and training required for work within a maximum containment laboratory on this campus underscores both the importance of the research and our commitment to safety.

In an effort to better explain the pre-approval steps that a scientist undertakes before conducting research at this containment level, we have devised a "stickman" slide set to briefly detail the process.

Click here to view our BSL4 "stickman" — or access the slide set by clicking on the graphic below.

What must a scientist do in order to work in a BSL4 laboratory?