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Calvin B. Carpenter

Deputy Director of George Mason University’s Biomedical Research Laboratory and Research Professor

Expertise: Biodefense, Infectious Diseases

Carpenter is a veterinarian with more than 26 years of military experience and over sixteen years of infectious disease and biodefense research experience. Prior to joining Mason, he served as the chief of the Medical Science and Technology Division in the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the deputy director for Grants Management at the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs and program manager for the Department of Defense’s Prion, Muscular Dystrophy and Hepatitis C Research Programs. Carpenter is a member of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He is a graduate of Command and General Staff College and has been awarded the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. He holds a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Oklahoma State University and is board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

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