The risks involved if the study is closed
The letter then reminded the president that Texas A&M recruited Dr. Kornegay to specifically lead this research project under the university. It would be Texas A&M’s loss if they let go of Dr. Kornegay and his team, not to mention that the university will also lose millions of dollars in research funds and the glory of the possibility of being the institute where a cure for DMD is found.
Texas A&M will also be risking future grants, for if they stop the research, they will be violating a lot of contracts. Furthermore, the letter continued to argue that if Dr. Kornegay’s teaching colony is closed, the university will also lose their excellence in the field of Veterinary Science, potentially losing vet students.