RBL Tour Advisory Press Release

Cummings School to Offer Tours of Laboratory

Public welcomed to tour New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory construction site

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine will be offering tours to the general public of the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory, currently under construction on the North Grafton campus. The $31-million laboratory will examine food- and water-borne illnesses and emerging infectious diseases as part of a network of 13 regional biosafety laboratories nationwide. The biosafety laboratory will also serve as a regional resource for researchers who require access to Biosafety Level-2 and -3 and select agent facilities. It is also the anchor tenant of the Cummings School's Grafton Science Park, a 100-acre build-to-suit area fully entitled for up to 702,000 square feet of commercial life science, medical device, and medical-related space.


Tours will be led by Dean Deborah Kochevar, DVM, PhD, Dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and other members of the Cummings School administration.

New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory
Discovery Drive
Grafton, MA
  • October 15 – 12:00
  • November 19 – 4:00
  • December 18 – 12:00

Please note: Registration is required. Please contact Shira DuLong at (508) 887-4700 to RSVP.