For nearly four decades, the Mary Ellen Jones Building (originally called FLOB for Faculty Laboratory Office Building) was home to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Renovation plans, which included a long-awaited upgrade in M&I space, dissolved with the economic collapse of 2008. Nearly eight years later, Mary Ellen Jones is finally getting reconstructive surgery. When she re-opens in 2019, Mary Ellen Jones will be the new home of the Neurosciences Center; the Departments of Dermatology and Biomedical Engineering; and research in thrombosis, computational medicine, and pediatrics. M&I, now in Marsico Hall and the Burnett Womack Building, will get to watch the entire facelift, detailed in the article at the link below.