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 Registration (IAR) Documents are due Date of IBC Meeting Location Time
December 21, 2017 January 2, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
January 25, 2018 February 6, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
February 22, 2018 March 6, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
March 22, 2018 April 3, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
April 19, 2018 May 1, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
May 24, 2018 June 5, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
June 21, 2018 July 3, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
July 26, 2018 August 7, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
August 23, 2018 September 4, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
September 20, 2018 October 2, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
October 25, 2018 November 6, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
November 20, 2018 December 4, 2018 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
December 20, 2018 (WEDNESDAY) January 2, 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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