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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:

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Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Members:

Dr. Rodney King, IBC Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, WKU

Mr. Paul Mooney, IBC Administrator
Compliance Manager, Office of Compliance, WKU

Dr. Nevil Speer, On-campus Member
Professor of Animal Science, Department of Agriculture, WKU

Mr. Mark Clauson, On-campus Member
Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Biology, WKU

David Oliver, On-campus Member
Director, Office of Environment Health and Safety, WKU

Ms. Chris Keyser, Unaffliated Member
Director, Warren County Primary Care Center

Mr. Terry Flynn, Unaffliated Member
Environmentalist, Warren County Health Department



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 9/24/14