About us

Our mission is to serve as a centralized location for all information, resources, and research related to biosurveillance at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Biosurveillance, an emerging field of importance for national security, is the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data to help monitor for pathogens in plants, animals, humans, food, and the environment.

Its intent is to guide mitigation strategies, intervention strategies, and public health decisions.

 

Harshini Mukundan (left) watches as fellow Los Alamos bioscientist Elizabeth Hong-Geller loads a vertical electrophoresis gel, used to separate proteins and small molecules. This technique is useful for developing improved methods to detect pathogens.

Harshini Mukundan (left) watches as fellow Los Alamos bioscientist Elizabeth Hong-Geller loads a vertical electrophoresis gel, used to separate proteins and small molecules. This technique is useful for developing improved methods to detect pathogens.