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Institutional Biosafety Committee


Bertram Jacobs, Life Sciences and Biodesign

The committee is advisory to the Executive Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise (KE) on policies and procedures relating to the use of infectious micro-organisms in research and teaching; the handling of infectious waste disposal; and the certification of university compliance with the National Institutes of Health "Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules" for all projects involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules  and/or gene splicing techniques. The committee is responsible to the Vice President for Research for Knowledge Enterprise who has appointed the Director, KE Operations as the Institutional Official.

  • Tracey Swift, Risk and Emergency Management
  • Irene Mendoza, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Hugh Mason, Life Sciences and Biodesign
  • Mitch Magee, Biodesign
  • Christopher Plaisier, Biological and Health Systems Engineering
  • Joseph Blattman, School of Life Sciences
  • Yixin Shi, School of Life Sciences
  • Alan Jensen (Community Member)
  • Valerie Stout, Emeritus Professor
  • Matthew Scotch, MD, Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering
  • Lee Seabrooke (Community Member)

Alternate Member

  • Giorgio Scarpellini, Environmental Health & Safety

 Ex officio

  • Debra Murphy, Director, Knowledge Enterprise Operations (Institutional Official)