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UMD Olympus Discovery Center Grand Opening
Friday, February 25, 2022
8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
A. James Clark Hall Forum (Room #1101)
For More Information:
Alyssa Tomlinson
301 405 3936

On Friday, February 25, the University of Maryland will celebrate the grand opening of its Olympus Discovery Center, located in A. James Clark Hall. This event is hosted by the Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BIOE) and the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR).

This celebration will take place in person, with an option for virtual attendance during the welcome and seminar portions of the event. In-person attendees are invited and encouraged to arrive by 8:30 a.m. for light refreshments and networking.


8:30 a.m. Refreshments available
9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Remarks
Dr. Gregory Ball, UMD Vice President for Research
Dr. Samuel Graham, Jr., A. James Clark School of Engineering Dean
Dr. Arnold Huang, President, Scientific Solutions Group at Olympus America

9:15 a.m. Bioengineering Seminar: Engineering Novel Antibody and Nanoparticle Platforms for Imaging and Therapeutic Applications
Dr. Andrew Tsourkas, University of Pennsylvania
10:00 a.m. Tour of Olympus Discovery Center
11:00 a.m. Close of Event

This event will kick off with light refreshments and networking at 8:30 a.m., followed by remarks from University of Maryland and Olympus guest speakers. Afterwards, the Fischell Department of Bioengineering will host its weekly seminar, featuring Dr. Andrew Tsourkas of the University of Pennsylvania.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m., in-person attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a short tour of the UMD Olympus Discovery Center located on the 4th and 6th floors of A. James Clark Hall. Please note, the facilities are accessible via elevators.

A. James Clark Hall is located at 8278 Paint Branch Drive in College Park, MD. Visitor parking information is available online. The nearest visitor parking lot is the Xfinity Visitor lot.

Those who wish to attend this event and who do not receive BIOE's weekly seminar emails should register online to receive Zoom login information. All BIOE students, staff, faculty, and seminar email subscribers will receive this information automatically and do not need to register.

All campus visitors are expected to abide by the UMD campus health and safety guidelines. These guidelines currently include wearing a mask or face covering for the duration of this event. Given the expected occupancy of this event, attendees are asked to wear a KN95 or N95 mask.

Please note, this event will be photographed and portions of this event will be streamed via Zoom.

If you have questions about this event, please email Alyssa Tomlinson (

The Olympus Discovery Center program helps advance bioscience by making advanced microscopy equipment available to researchers. Olympus Discovery Centers are core imaging facilities that house some of our most advanced microscopy systems. Colleges and universities engaged in advanced life science research are eligible to join the Program. For more information, please visit the Olympus Discovery Center website.


This Event is For: Public


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