<P>DOING SCIENCE IN HAITI: OPPORTUNITIES, OBSTACLES, AND SUCCESSES Meer T. Alam, M.Sc., J. Glenn Morris, M.D., Jr., Anthony T. Maurelli, Ph.D. We are working in Haiti at the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute (UF-EPI) Haiti Lab 1-Gressier. Nestled between the mountains and the sea in a semirural area west of Port-au-Prince, it is an area of great natural beauty. Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, was hit with a massive earthquake on January 12, 2010. Even before the devastating earthquake, Haiti had a limited road network, had inadequate housing, and lacked systems of clean water distribution and sanitary wastewater treatment. The earthquake de- stroyed much of what existed. The electrical grid is limited and unreliable. Many roads are still in bad shape, and some areas of the country are di?cult to reach. During the rainy season, these regions may be impossible to reach by road. These conditions make assuring a supply chain challenging. To contribute to A better tomorrow for Haitian people, UF took the initiative to establish an in- fectious diseases laboratory in Haiti. We received funds from the Department of Defense to pur- chase equipment, reagents, and supplies to study Tony Maurelli, Ph.D., is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine ?Americas Medical School), Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland. His research interests include the evolution of bacterial pathogens, and how cell wall synthesis and metabolic pathways contribute to the pathogenesis of intracellular bacterial pathogens. 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