The BU Annual Fund Leadership Giving Society presents a conversation with Dr.
Battling Ebola: Working with a Deadly Virus; BU Researcher Views the Virus with Respect, Not Fear
Original article from: BU Today posted on August 7, 2014. By Sara Rimer
Elke Mühlberger, associate professor of microbiology at the School of Medicine, is one of a small group of microbiologists around the world who are trained to work with Ebola and similarly deadly viruses in Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) labs. She began her work 20 years ago at the BSL-4 lab at Philipps University of Marburg, in Marburg, Germany. Mühlberger, whose research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and Boston University, is director of the Biomolecule Production Core at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL).