National Biocontainment Training Center



Scientists and staff working in biocontainment laboratories routinely handle pathogens which have responsible for outbreaks which threaten international public helath such as Ebola, Marburg and Lassa viruses and also include organisms such as plague and anthrax that have high potential as bioterrorism threats.

The work of these researchers is essential to protect the health of the nation through the development of improved vaccines, better diagnostics and effective therapeutics; however, it is eqally essential that this critical workforce is appropriately trained and adequately prepared to undertake this important mission. This training not only protects the individual researchers, but also ensures that the surrounding community and environment are protected from release of dangerous infectious agents.

The NBTC offers the following fellowship programs: