WSU Health & Safety Committees

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

IBC Charter & meeting schedule

Tom Kocarek, Ph.D., Committee Chair Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Rob Moon, MS, CIH, Assoc. Director Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEH&S)
Richard Pearson, PhD, Biosafety Officer Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEH&S)
Kenneth Barton, Ph.D., Human Trials Expert, Ad hoc Member Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Hospital
Aliccia Bollig-Fischer, PhD, Reviewer Oncology
Tara Cotroneo DVM, DACLAM, Animal Expert, Reviewer Department of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR)
Gerald Hish DVM, DACLAM, Animal Expert, Reviewer Department of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR)
Sreenivasa Chinni, PhD, Reviewer Urology and Pathology
Alan Colter, MS, Community Member Wayne County Risk Management Division
Phil LaDuke, Community Member Environmental Resources Management
Elena Fracassa, MS,  Administrative Support Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEH&S)
Edward Golenberg, Ph.D, Plant Expert, Ad hoc Member Biological Sciences Department
Timothy Hadden, Ph.D. Reviewer Research Services, VA Medical Center
Sanjay Revenkar, M.D., Reviewer Infectious Diseases, Harper University Hospital
Hossein Salimnia, Ph.D., Reviewer University Laboratories, Detroit Medical Center
Marilynn Fairfax, M.D., Ph.D., Reviewer University Laboratories, Detroit Medical Center
Yubin Ge, Ph.D., Reviewer Oncology
Matthew Jackson, Ph.D. Reviewer Immunology and Microbiology
Ren Zhang, Ph.D., Reviewer Center for Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Tiffany Cook, Ph.D., Drosophila Expert, Ad hoc Member Center for Molecular Medicine & Genetics

IBC contact information:

Richard Pearson, Biosafety Officer

5425 Woodward, Suite 300, Detroit, MI 48202
phone: 313.577.1200 · fax: 313.993.4079

IBC applications and written biosafey standard operating procedures (SOPs) must be submitted via e-Protocol by the 1st of each month (unless otherwise noted) for inclusion in the next scheduled IBC meeting.

IBC meetings are held at 87 E. Canfield, 2nd floor, from 1 - 4 PM

Update 3/18/2020:  The March IBC meeting will be held using the GoTo Meeting platform.  Please contact the WSU Biosafety Officer for further information:  Tel: (313) 993-7597.

IBC 2020 meeting schedule

Deadline for submitting forms Meeting Date
*November 18 *December 9
January 6 January 27
February 1 February 24
March 1 March 23
April 1 April 20
May 1 *May 18
June 1 June 22
July 1 July 20
August 1 August 24
September 1 September 21
October 1 October 26
*October 26 *November 16
*November 16 *December 14

* Note earlier deadlines and meeting dates due to holidays