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Institutional Biosafety

Policies and Bylaws

Scope of the Committee

Western Kentucky University's Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a federally mandated review committee which oversees all research involving recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (rDNA) molecules and the use of microorganisms for biological research. The IBC provides documentation that all WKU faculty, staff, and students who work with rDNA and/or microbes have passed the laboratory safety course offered by the WKU Department of Biology.

IBC Application:

Download Application (doc)

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Members:

Dr. Rodney King, IBC Chair

Professor, Department of Biology, WKU

Mr. Paul Mooney, IBC Administrator

Compliance Manager, Office of Research Integrity, WKU

Mrs. Robin Pyles, Editor

Compliance Coordinator, Office of Research Integrity, WKU

Mr. Mark Clauson, On-campus Member

Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Biology, WKU

Dr. Fred DeGraves, On-campus Member

Assistant Professor, Animal Science, Department of Agriculture, WKU

Ms. Sarah A. Grant, On-campus Member

Laboratory Safety Officer, Office of Environment Health and Safety, WKU

Ms. Naomi Rowland, On-campus Member

Coordinator, Biotech Center, WKU

Mr. Terry Flynn, Unaffiliated Member

Environmentalist, Warren County Health Department

Ms. Chris Keyser, Unaffiliated Member

Director, Warren County Primary Care Center

 Alternate - Mr. David Oliver, On-campus Member

Director, Office of Environment Health and Safety, WKU



Continuing Review (doc)

BSL-1 Laboratory Standard Operating Procedure

BSL- 2 Laboratory Standard Operating Procedure

Investigator Educational Brochure

Laboratory Training Checklist

Spill Protocol

User Safety Training Document




Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition

The President's Council on Bioethics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities

CDC Select Agents Program

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 Last Modified 3/23/18