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Institutional Biosafety Committee

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The committee promotes a safe campus environment by developing specific policies and procedures that reduce risks to the University of Nevada, Reno community associated with biological agents in accordance with guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health, OSHA, and appropriate state and local authorities

Committee Issues

  • Biological agents inventory and reporting
  • Memorandum of understanding and agreement review and approval
  • Current and ongoing biosafety issues

Committee Members

Committee Chair

William Courchesne, Ph.D.
Institutional Biosafety Committee Chair
Assoc. Professor, Microbiology
University of Nevada, Reno
Phone: (775) 784-4113

Other Members

John C. Cushman, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry
University of Nevada, Reno
Phone: (775) 784-1918

Walter Mandeville, D.V.M.
Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian, Lab Animal Medicine
University of Nevada, Reno
Phone: (775) 784-4874

Ken Hunter, Sc.D.
Professor, Microbiology
University of Nevada, Reno
Phone: (775)-327-5255

Danice Wilkins, Ph.D.
Research Scientist II, Program Director, Immunology
Charles River Laboratories, Preclinical Services NV
Phone (775) 682-2018

Paul Michael Kivistik
Manager, Animal & Bio Research Compliance, EH&S
University of Nevada, Reno
Phone: (775) 784-4981

Sha Liao, Ph.D.
Application Specialist
Hamilton Company
Phone: (775) 858-3000

Ben Owens, CIH, CBSP
Chemical Hygiene & Bio Safety Officer
University of Nevada, Reno
Phone: (775) 327-5196

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