Government Relations

UM Legislative Update Newsletter

July 16, 2008

MOBIO benchmarking tour spends a day at Mizzou

President Gary Forsee emphasizes the economic

development mission of the University of Missouri

during his presentation July 15 to MOBIO legislative

tour participants and local business leaders at

ABC Laboratories.

Jack Schwartz, Director of MU's Bond Life Sciences

Center, visits with Sen. Chuck Graham (D-Columbia)

about upcoming life sciences events at the center.

Rep. Steve Hodges (D-East Prairie) (left) visits with

ABC Laboratories CEO Byron Hill during the MOBIO

tour July 15.

MU Researcher John Viator shows the committee members how he uses lasers for cancer research in the laboratory.

John Viator, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

at MU (left), discusses laser research taking place

in the Bond Life Sciences Center to members of the

MOBIO tour, including (from right) Sens. Jolie

Justus and Joan Bray and Reps. Sam Komo and

Steve Hodges.

Graduate research assistant Amy Replogle, right,

shows examples of soybean nematodes to, from

left, Jessica Eades of the Department of Economic

Development and Misty Snodgrass of the Missouri

Technology Corporation as Rep. Darrell Pollock looks

on. The research laboratory is located in the Bond

Life Sciences Center.

Sens. Joan Bray and Jolie Justus examine one of

the dummies in the clinical simulation center of the

MU School of Medicine.

Dean Bill Crist (right) of MU's School of Medicine

discusses clinical simulations while Kelly Gillespie

(center) of MOBIO listens.

Rep. Steve Hodges tries his hand at a surgical

simulator while Sen. Chuck Graham and others

look on.

Dr. Steve Eubanks, Hugh W. Stephenson Jr. Chair

of Surgery and W. Alton Jones Distinguished

Professor, discusses his research.

Rep. Steve Hobbs (left) visits with UM President

Gary Forsee after the ABC Laboratories dinner.

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