MLBS is Open for Limited Critical Research Only

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Updated MLBS Statement on COVID-19 (7/16)

The University of Virginia is still in a “Phase I” reopening of critical research enterprises. This phase is meant to allow limited access to research facilities for researchers that have critical projects underway.  MLBS is allowed to host a limited number of critical researchers, prioritizing those with long-term projects that require data collection or project maintenance to preserve continuity of data.

A Phase II reopening may be reached later that would allow broader access to the station, but we are sorry to say that the timing and details of that phase are not yet predictable.

Individual researchers or teams who wish to access the station during Phase I should contact us at and review the Phase I Guidelines and Research Ramp-Up Plan template.

Please contact the Station with any questions. 

Butch Brodie, Director
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University novel coronavirus updates and operation status 

All 2020 Summer Session courses, the REU program, and other workshops have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled this year. This includes:

  • All Summer Session Courses
  • REU Site Program
  • Seminar Series
  • ArtLab
  • Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Workshop
  • Grant Writing Workshop
  • Open House
  • Most fall groups and programs