Dr. Thomas Ksiazek, director of UTMB’s National Biocontainment Training Center, wrote about infectious diseases and the important role the NBTC will play in the training of scientists who work with infectious diseases. “In the next few years, hundreds of scientists from all over the nation will come to UTMB to train at the National Biocontainment Training Center, supported by the grant - that’s how much the federal government values UTMB’s training program. And these laboratorians will take that experience back home, creating even more advocates for UTMB and Galveston,” he wrote.