Tuskegee University President Dr. Lily D. McNair has been named to the Board of Directors for BIO Alabama. BIO Alabama is the leading advocate for Alabama's bioeconomy which represents Alabama's bio related industries, research scientists, clinicians and business professionals who are working together to foster, develop and support the life sciences in Alabama. BIO Alabama is the state affiliate in Alabama of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the preeminent national association for biotechnology companies.
McNair joins a long list of executives that represent several industries as well as universities located in the state of Alabama. “It is important that Tuskegee University have representation when it comes to the bioscience industry. Our faculty members are performing groundbreaking research in many disciplines on our campus and this membership allows us to have access to valuable resources and opportunities.” said McNair.
The mission of BIO Alabama is to promote biotechnology innovation by creating a favorable scientific, business and legislative environment that will facilitate the growth of emerging and existing companies while attracting new biotechnology opportunities to Alabama. They also seek to increase public awareness regarding the potential impact on quality-of-life and the state’s economy.
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