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Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)


The Biosafety Committee's purpose is:

  1. to review and approve research and education using gene engineering procedures.
  2. to establish policies for safe use of biohazardous material.
  3. to establish policies for other biological and health-related issues (for example, procedure to follow in case of needle sticks).

Current Biosafety Committee Members:

  • Dr. Cynthia Crawford, IBC Chair, Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Dr. Dorota Huizinga, Ex-Officio, Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Dr. Laura Newcomb, IBC Member, Professor of Biology
  • Dr. David Rhoads, IBC Member, Professor of Biology
  • Dr. Yu Jung Kim, IBC Member, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dr. Richelle Marracino Ghazal, IBC Member, Student Health Center
  • Ms. Kathy Pierson, IBC Member, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Dr. Mike Kirby, IBC Non-Affiliated Community Member
  • Mr. Richard Allen, IBC Non-Affiliated Community Member
  • Mr. Michael Gillespie, IBC Adminstrative Contact, Research Compliance Officer, Office of Academic Research

Applications to Use Biological Specimens for Research or Teaching

Biosaftey Information


For questions regarding these issues, please contact:

Dr. Cynthia Crawford, Faculty Fellow and Professor of Psychology 909-537-7416