Institutional Biosafety Committee

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Southern Illinois University at Carbondale recognizes the need to protect faculty, staff, students and guests from incidents involving hazardous biological materials. To accomplish this, the University will conform to the most recent versions of applicable federal and state guidelines in letter and spirit with respect to acceptable standards for individuals conducting research and educational activities with hazardous biological materials. Current copies of safety standards are available from the Dean of the Graduate School and the Biological Safety Officer (BSO).

Responsibility for ensuring that faculty and staff who conduct research with hazardous biological materials conform to acceptable standards shall rest with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Biological Safety Officer (BSO).


Dr. Andrew Wood, Committee Chair and Biological Safety Officer
Plant Biology
Mail Code 6509

Dr. Joe Scimeca, Vivarium Director
Laboratory Animal Program
Mail Code 6506

Dr. Ruplal Choudhary
Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems
Mail Code 4415

Dr. Karen Hales
Mail Code 6512

Ms. Ami Ruffing
Center for Environmental Health and Safety
Mail Code 6898

Mr. Paul Restivo
Center for Enivronmental Health and Safety
Mail Code 6898

Mr. Steve Banker
Graduate School Representative
Mail Code 4709

Mr. Bart Hagston, Community Representative
Director, Environmental Health Division
Jackson County Health Department
PO Box 307
Murphysboro, IL  62966 

Ms. Kimberly Cole, Community Representative
Secretary, Southern Illinois Water Operators
Association and Laboratory Superintendent, City of Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901

Mandy King, Research Compliance Coordinator
Office of Sponsored Projects
Mail Code 4709
Carbondale, IL 62901

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