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Masonic Medical Research Laboratory

The Masonic Medical Research laboratory (MMRL) is pleased to announce the addition of Myron Thurston III as Assistant Director or Development and Communications.  Thurston will be working with the Director of Development and Communications, Ronald Kamp.  He will be responsible for assisting in the full range of activities required to expand and strengthen fund raising and public relations of the institute.
Thurston comes to MMRL from the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area where he served as Campaign Director for three years.  “Myron is a bright and articulate individual who is a proven fund raiser.  He brings a wealth of experience to the position and is well known and held in high regard by business and community leaders in the Mohawk Valley,” said Mr. Kamp.  “We are absolutely delighted to have him on our team.”
The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) is a not-for-profit medical research and educational institute, sponsored by Freemasonry and supported largely by Federal and organizational grants as well as the general public.  The MMRL’s primary focus is on basic and clinical medical research in the fields of experimental cardiology, molecular biology, molecular genetics and stem cell research.  Please visit to learn more about MMRL research.