Texas Biomed Tour

October 20, 2010: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Gouger addressing SWFF members at Texas Biomed tour, 2010

Terry Gouger, Past President of the Forum, speaking to a group at the Texas Biomed tour and luncheon.

Texas Biomed tour attendees with Scientists

Attending the Texas Biomed tour and luncheon are (l to r) Gretchen Herrmann, Texas Biomed Tour Organizer; Dr. Melanie Carless, Texas Biomed researcher in Genetics; Dr. Robert Lanford, Texas Biomed researcher in Virology and Immunology; Mary Potts, Texas Biomed Tour Organizer.

The Forum hosted a tour and luncheon for its members on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. This event is a new version of the tour historically scheduled in the evening.

The Insiders’ Tour included the Southwest National Primate Research Center and the BSL4 Lab. A briefing on recent research in these areas was shared. The event provided Forum members the opportunity to learn more about the Institute’s extensive research and fundamental mission. Lunch was served after the tour and included remarks by Forum Past President Terry Gouger and Texas Biomed President Ken Trevett. Roundtable discussions were led by Texas Biomed scientists who have received Forum grants provided educational entertainment during lunch.

This event was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and its dedication to advancing the health of our global community through innovative biomedical research.

For more information, please contact Mary Potts or Gretchen Herrmann.