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Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)|Environmental Health and Safety


The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for reviewing all University research and teaching activities involving the use of biohazards, recombinant DNA molecules, select agents, or bloodborne pathogens whether the activities are carried out on campus or off campus (usually under other Institutional Biosafety Committees).

The IBC will review and authorize for 3 years research involving: any biological agents, infected animals or tissues (including field work), recombinant DNA, Select Agents & Toxins, and work with human blood, bodily fluids, tissues or cells in culture. Most biological research requires IBC authorization prior to initiation.

Members of the Institutional Biosafety Committee:

David Perry (Chair)
College of Agriculture
Madeline Dalrymple Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Bill Heaster Community Member, Albany County Public Health
Holly Steinkraus Department of Molecular Biology
Bettye Coon
Community Member
Charles Stith Department of Veterinary Science
Baskaran Thyagarajan School of Pharmacy
Ed Van Kirk Department of Animal Science
John Willford Department of Molecular Biology


All inquiries can be made to or by contacting Environmental Health & Safety (307) 766-3277.


Scheduled UW IBC Meetings

The IBC meets monthly. The next scheduled meetings are:

  • April 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM in Wyo Hall 304
  • May 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM in Wyo Hall 312
  • June 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM in Wyo Hall 312


IBC Documents


IBC Required Training

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