Georgia State University is part of a growing network of secure research facilities focused on learning more about infectious diseases – how to prevent them and how to treat them.
Georgia State’s High Containment Core (HCC), located in Petit Science Center, is a research facility comprised of bio-safety level 3 (BSL3) and bio-safety level 4 (BSL4) laboratories and animal facilities. Research in the HCC is focused on existing and emerging infectious diseases caused by Ebola virus, Zika virus, West Nile virus, Human Immunodeficiency virus, Herpes B virus and drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other academic partners and private foundations.
The HCC operates under the collaborative oversight of the researchers and HCC staff. The university’s biosafety program is in accordance with federal, state and local regulations to perform research safely under BSL2, BSL3 and BSL4 maximum containment laboratory conditions. The Georgia State select agent research program is registered with and regularly inspected by the CDC.
For questions about our facilities or to participate in a scheduled tour, please contact Andrea Jones, associate vice president for public relations and marketing communications, at [email protected] or 404-413-1351. Visitors must be at least 16 years old to enter the limited access areas within the high containment building and tours must be arranged in advance. All visitors will be cleared by campus police prior to their visit and subject to additional security procedures upon their arrival.