Draper Lab expands space, staff at USF Research Park

By Vickie Chachere
USF News

TAMPA, Fla. (July 8, 2011) – When nationally-renowned Draper Laboratory decided to open facilities in the Tampa Bay area three years ago, it was a bold move that endorsed the region’s potential to grow a high-tech, high-wage economy.

As a new partner to the University of South Florida, Draper’s arrival also signaled the potential to collaborate on research with life-changing potential.

Now, Draper’s Tampa Bay presence is about to get another big boost: a doubling of its research space at USF Connect and adding more positions to its local workforce.

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Draper Lab engineers Alla Epshteyn and Joseph Cuiffi are working with USF global health researchers to create advanced devices to accelerate the discovery of new therapies for malaria.