Douglas Nixon, M.D., Ph.D., joined the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) faculty Oct.1st as the Ross Professor of Basic Science Research and chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (MITM). Nixon led a tour of the new, NIH-funded laboratory space and spoke about his plans for the future of the MITM department with the Bloedorn Chair of Administrative Medicine, VPHA and Dean, Jeffrey S. Akman and members of the SMHS Dean’s Council.
The nearly 35,000-square-foot lab occupies the 5th and 6th floors of Walter G. Ross Hall. Nixon says that “the new lab is an amazing space. I think it will bring together the scientists who work here in a way that individual labs don’t; it will foster new collaborations.”