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

Mission

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 ps5d@virginia.edu or 434-243-0726, by the date the Registration Documents are due.

Date of IBC Meeting Date Registration (IAR) Documents are due Location Time
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
February 4th, 2020 January 23rd, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
March 3rd, 2020 February 20th, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
April 7th, 2020 March 26th, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
May 5th, 2020 April 23rd, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
June 2nd, 2020 May 21st, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
July 7th, 2020 June 25th, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
August 4th, 2020 July 23rd, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
September 1st, 2020 August 20th, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
October 6th, 2020 September 24th, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
November 3rd, 2020 October 22nd, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
December 1st, 2020 November 19th, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am
January 5th, 2021 December 21st, 2020 MR6, room 2501 8:30am

IBC Members

Prof. Barbara J. Mann
IBC Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
434-924-9666

Stacy Agar
IBC Member
Community Member
512-583-2485

Kumari Andarawewa
IBC Member
Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine
434-924-2090

Jennifer Branum
UVA Biosafety Officer
Alternate Responsible Official (Select Agents)
434-982-4911

Marie Burdick
IBC Member
Principal Scientist
Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care
434-243-7363

Sam Driver
IBC Member
Community Member
434-973-4333

Sanford Feldman
IBC Member
Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine
434-924-5058

Glynis L. Kolling
IBC Member
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering
434-924-5630

Tom Leonard
IBC Member
Responsible Official (Select Agents)
EHS Director
434-982-4911

Prof. Aaron L. Mills
IBC Member
Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
434-924-0564

Prof. Ira Schulman
IBC Member
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
434-924-5682

Prof. Scott Vande Pol
IBC Member
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
434-924-1603

Paul Skoglund
IBC Coordinator
434-243-0726

 
 
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