Wichita State biology labs to receive major upgrade
The National Institutes of Health recently approved a $2.2 million WSU Combined Core Facility Renovation Project to significantly upgrade four research laboratories at Wichita State University. About $700,000 will be used to purchase new equipment.
The renovation project in Hubbard Hall is scheduled to begin June 2011 and be completed by March 2012.
The laboratory upgrade will complement a $6.6 million, five-year, multi-investigator, multi-institutional infertility research project, "The Aging Pituitary/Gonadal Axis" by biology professor George Bousfield.
Infertility statistics ...
» Number of women ages 15-44 with impaired ability to have children: 7.3 million (11.8 percent).
» Number of married women ages 15-44 who are infertile: 2.1 million (7.4 percent)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov.