Biodefense Policy Seminar

George Mason Biodefense is very excited to launch the Biodefense Policy Seminar, the D.C. area’s premiere speaker series focused on biodefense and biosecurity issues. The monthly seminars – free and open to the public – feature leading figures within the academic, security, industry, and policy fields of biodefense. Our speakers for the next few months include Dr. Charles Bailey, Executive Director at the National Biodefense Center, Dr. Alexander Garza, Assistant Secretary for health affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Homeland Security, and Dr. Daniel Gerstein, Deputy Undersecretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security.

Bailey-picMarch Seminar Speaker: Dr. Charles Bailey
When: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, 7:20 – 8:30PM
Where: Johnson Center Meeting Room B, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Charles Bailey is the Executive Director of the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases. He manages a Biosafety Level -3 containment laboratory and conducts translational research aimed at developing diagnostics, antiviral drugs, therapeutics and vaccines against biological threat pathogens or newly emerging infectious diseases. Prior to joining George Mason, Dr. Bailey served in the US Army for 25 years where he conducted research on arthropod borne viral diseases in the US, Southeast Asia and Africa. Dr. Bailey also served as a senior analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency and as an analyst for the Battelle Memorial Institute.

5 thoughts on “Biodefense Policy Seminar

  1. Unfortunately I am unable to attend your lecture but as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner I am very interested in becoming involved in The Occupational health topic of bio defense. I currently work in a Bio level 3 Facility.


  2. Thank you for having this series. It will be a great resource for the DC area, but also for the global biodefense community. Is there any way that these seminars can be broadcasted through a webcast and available for a few days? Even if it is not possible to stream them live. That would be beneficial for individuals in different time zones.


    1. Thanks for the note. And your suggestion to webcast them is an excellent one. We are definitely going to try to do that – we probably won’t manage it for April but hopefully by May we will be doing so.


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