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Uri has devoted his career to the planning and design of complex research facilities. He is nationally recognized for his expertise and lectures on laboratory and animal facility planning and design at forums sponsored by AAALAC, USUHS, NIH, CDC, Harvard University and others. He is also an expert in biocontainment design and has provided technical support and peer design review for laboratories and vivariums constructed throughout the country. He served as a technical editor on the CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) manual -- the “bible,” for laboratory safety in the United States -- and chairedthe Architectural Committee responsible for updating the current edition of the NIH Design Requirements Manual.

Uri earned his Bachelor of Architecture in Architecture and Facilities Planning from the University of Maryland. In his free time he enjoys crabbing and paddling in the Chesapeake Bay with family and friends.

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