Remembering Joseph Mayo and His Contributions to Animal Science

Group of people sitting around a table

By Carolynne Keenan, Guest Writer

In the 1990s, when Joseph Mayo, D.V.M, ran out of gas leading coworkers home from a meeting in Bethesda, he pulled over to the side of the road on I-270 and waited for help. He didn’t have to wait long; within a few minutes a passing motorist took pity on the group of scientists and offered them a lift back to Fort Detrick.


ATRF Earns Three Green Globes, Exceeds NIH Building Standards

Green Globe award.

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

From project management and energy and water efficiency to emissions and the indoor environment, the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) was built with sustainability in mind, exceeding the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) building standards and earning three Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative (GBI).


Porter Takes Reins of the FNL Green Team

Portrait of Melissa Porter

Courtesy of the FNL Green Team

Melissa Porter, who recently joined the staff of Craig Reynolds, Ph.D., director, Office of Scientific Operations, as administrative manager, has stepped forward to lead the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNL) Green Team in its efforts to promote a “green” work environment. “I am excited to lead the FNL Green Team and have been impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the FNL Green Team,” Porter said.


The Employee Diversity Team Needs You!

Uncle Sam pointing his finger.

By Andrea Frydl, Guest Writer

The Employee Diversity Team (EDT) is looking for bright, talented, and committed Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNL) employees—both government and contractor—who want to share in the team’s mission.

EDT’s mission is to create opportunities, sponsor activities, and develop outreach and educational initiatives to:



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