Pat Roberts Hall

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Pat Roberts Hall houses the $54 million Biosecurity Research Institute. The building offers K-State scientists and their collaborators a secure location to study high-consequence pathogens. It offers research and training space to support animal disease scientists, food safety researchers, plant pathologists, entomologists, and the study of basic molecular biology of animal, human and plant pathogens.

History

The design and construction of the Biosecurity Research Institute meets criteria for Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) and Biosafety Level 3 Agriculture (BSL-3Ag). Research at the BRI helps to ensure a safe food supply and prevent major economic losses to the agriculture and food industries. It is located inside Pat Roberts Hall, a building named in recognition of Kansas Senator Pat Roberts' efforts to protect America from agro-terrorism.