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Buildings & Facilities
CDC's Arlen Specter Headquarters Building
CDC's Arlen Specter Headquarters Building

PHIL ID #7971
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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This image depicts the exterior of CDC′s “Arlen Specter Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center“ located on CDC′s Roybal campus in Atlanta, Georgia.

CDC's Arlen Specter Headquarters Building
CDC's Arlen Specter Headquarters Building

PHIL ID #10691
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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This image depicts the exterior of CDC′s “Arlen Specter Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center“ located on CDC′s Roybal campus in Atlanta, Georgia.

CDC′s Arlen Specter Headquarters Building
CDC's Arlen Specter Headquarters Building

PHIL ID #10692
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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This image depicts the exterior of CDC′s “Arlen Specter Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center“ located on CDC′s Roybal campus in Atlanta, Georgia.

CDC's Tom Harkin Global Communications Center
CDC's Tom Harkin Global Communications Center

PHIL ID # 8876
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Description: This image depicts the exterior of CDC′s “Tom Harkin Global Communications Center” located on the organization′s Roybal Campus in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scientists
Robert R. Redfield, MD
Robert R. Redfield, MD

Robert R. Redfield, MD, is the 18th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Rear Admiral Anne Schuchat, M.D.
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Anne Schuchat, M.D.
Principal Deputy Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rear Admiral (Ret.), U.S. Public Health Service

Dr. Schuchat joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in 1988. She became CDC’s principal deputy director in September 2015 and served as acting CDC director from January-July 2017 and February-March 2018. From 2006-2015, she served as director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and as Chief of the Respiratory Diseases Branch from 1998-2005.

Dr. Schuchat played key roles in CDC emergency responses including the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza response, the 2003 SARS outbreak in Beijing, and the 2001 bioterrorist anthrax response. Globally, she has worked on meningitis, pneumonia and Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa, and conducted surveillance and prevention projects in South Africa. In the 1990’s, she spearheaded the prevention of newborn infections from group B streptococcus.

Dr. Schuchat graduated from Swarthmore College and Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at NYU’s Manhattan VA Hospital. Upon completing 30 years of service in 2018, Dr. Schuchat retired from the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service at the rank of Rear Admiral (Upper Half).

CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab
CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab

PHIL ID # 10721
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC scientist Thomas Stevens peers from inside the autoclave room of the BLS-4 laboratory to the outer corridor.

CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab
CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab

PHIL ID # 10720
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC scientist Scott Smith laces a rotor containing tubes of virus particles and cellular debris into a high speed centrifuge.

CDC Scientists working in BSL-4 Lab
CDC Scientists working in BSL-4 Lab

PHIL ID # 10723
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC scientists connect to a supportive air hose to breathe air and to maintain positive pressure inside the protective, BSL-4 lab suit.

CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab
CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab

PHIL ID # 10724
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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A CDC scientist inserts a rack of boxes containing biological stocks into the liquid nitrogen freezer for storage.

CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab
CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab

PHIL ID # 10725
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC scientist Zach Braden counts viral plaques within fixed monolayers of cells over a light box in order to titrate a viral stock.

CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab
CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab

PHIL ID # 10726
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC scientist Thomas Stevens peers from the chemical decontamination shower to the suit change room.

CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab
CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab

PHIL ID # 10727
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC scientist Scott Smith manipulates a flask of cells used for experiments with live virus.

CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab
CDC Scientist in BSL-4 Lab

PHIL ID # 10728
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC scientist Zach Braden counts viral plaques within fixed monolayers of cells over a light box in order to titrate a viral stock.

CDC scientists examine HIV samples
CDC scientists examine HIV samples

PHIL ID # 10022
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Depicted in this 2007 photograph is CDC microbiologist Dr. Davis Lupo, shown using a luminometer to measure HIV infection of human cells in vitro, while Lee Lam observes. By employing various chemical reactions to the laboratory cell sample, the release of energy, in the form of emitted light, or bioluminescence, is then measured by this luminometer in quantitative units known as RLUs, or “relative light units.” Dr. Lupo and Ms. Lam are National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) staff members, who work inside the center’s Laboratory Branch (LB).

CDC laboratorians working in a BSL-4 Lab
CDC laboratorians working in a BSL-4 Lab

PHIL ID # 6638
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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This image depicts two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratorians, Luanne Elliot and Dave Auperin, as they work under a flow hood inside one of the CDC′s BSL-4 (Bio Safety Lab) laboratories. CDC scientists working in the biosafety labs must wear protective clothing and head gear, and are supplied air via overhead lines that plug into the suit. The flow hood pulls air into the experimental area by creating a negative pressure, thereby, preventing pathogens from getting out into the general laboratory environment.

CDC laboratorian working
CDC laboratorian working

PHIL ID # 7294
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Jason Tully, a CDC laboratorian, is shown here using the pH meter in order to prepare a buffer solution in the Personal Care Products Laboratory (PCPL) located in a CDC lab on the organization′s Chamblee, Georgia campus. The Personal Care Products Laboratory (PCPL) is part of the Organic Analytical Toxicology Branch (OATB) in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Organic Analytical Toxicology Branch conducts research and develops methods for analyzing selected synthetic and naturally occurring organic chemicals and their metabolites, or reaction products in blood or urine.

Viruses/Bacteria
Clostridium botulinum

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Medical illustration of Clostridium botulinum.
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Clostridium botulinum

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Medical illustration of is Clostridium difficile.
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Medical illustration of Acinetobacter.

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Medical illustration of Acinetobacter.
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Medical illustration of Campylobacter.

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Medical illustration of Campylobacter.
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Medical illustration of Candida.

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Medical illustration of Candida.
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Medical illustration of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

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Medical illustration of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
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Medical illustration of Enterococcus.

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Medical illustration of Enterococcus.
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Medical illustration of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

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Medical illustration of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
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Medical illustration of tuberculosis.

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Medical illustration of tuberculosis.
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Medical illustration of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Medical illustration of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
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Medical illustration of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Medical illustration of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
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Medical illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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Medical illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
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Medical illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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Medical illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
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Medical illustration of non-typhoidal Salmonella.

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Medical illustration of non-typhoidal Salmonella.
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Medical illustration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Medical illustration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Medical illustration of Salmonella Typhi.

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Medical illustration of Salmonella Typhi.

Medical illustration of Shigella.

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Medical illustration of Shigella.

Medical illustration of Streptococcus agalactiae.

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Medical illustration of Streptococcus agalactiae.

Medical illustration of Streptococcus pyogenes.

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Medical illustration of Streptococcus pyogenes.

Medical illustration of Streptococcus pneumonia.

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Medical illustration of Streptococcus pneumonia.

Medical illustration of tuberculosis.

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Medical illustration of tuberculosis.
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Page last reviewed: September 24, 2019