The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a standing committee and is responsible for reviewing all University research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, students and/or visiting scientists on University property that involve the use of biological agents. Biological agents are defined as microorganisms, Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules experiments as defined by NIH Guidelines, materials derived from human and non-human primates, or biological toxins.

IBC Charge


The mission of the IBC is to ensure that all activities involving biological agents and the facilities used to conduct such work are in compliance with all external regulations, and applicable University policies.

The committee will function to ensure that investigators handle biological agents in a safe and responsible manner, and meet criteria as described by the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules; the CDC/NIH publication Biosafety in the Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories; applicable regulations defined by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality; the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; HHS and USDA final rules for the possession, use, and transfer of select agents and toxins; and other applicable requirements. Foremost, the IBC's objective shall be to ensure that such activities meet the standards of good biological safety practice emphasizing protection of personnel, the public and the environment.

The IBC shall assist principal investigators and protocol directors in meeting their responsibilities; impose requirements; and review and approve policies, proposals, procedures, programs, and facilities pursuant to the safe and legally compliant use of biological agents.

IBC Meeting Schedule

If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact Paul Skoglund at or 434-243-0726, by the date the Registration Documents are due.

Date of IBC Meeting Date Registration (IAR) Documents are due Location Time
December 4th, 2018 November 20th, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
January 3rd, 2019 (Thursday) December 20th, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
February 5th, 2019 January 24th, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
March 5th, 2019 February 21st, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
April 2nd, 2019 March 21st, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
May 7th, 2019 April 25th, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
June 4th, 2019 May 23rd, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
July 2nd, 2019 June 20th, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
August 6th, 2019 July 25th , 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
September 3rd, 2019 August 22nd, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
October 1st, 2019 September 19th, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
November 5th, 2019 October 24th, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
December 3rd, 2019 November 19th, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
January 7th, 2020 December 18th, 2019 MR6, room 2501 8:30am

IBC Members

Prof. Barbara J. Mann
IBC Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Stacy Agar
IBC Member
Community Member

Marie Burdick
IBC Member
Principal Scientist
Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Sam Driver
IBC Member
Community Member

Sanford Feldman
IBC Member
Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine

Glynis L. Kolling
IBC Member
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Tom Leonard
IBC Member
Responsible Official (Select Agents)
EHS Director

Prof. Aaron L. Mills
IBC Member
Department of Environmental Sciences

Ericka Pearce
UVA Biosafety Officer
Alternate Responsible Official (Select Agents)

Prof. Ira Schulman
IBC Member
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology

Prof. Scott Vande Pol
IBC Member
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

Paul Skoglund
IBC Coordinator

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