WSU Health & Safety Committees

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

IBC Charter & meeting schedule

Tom Kocarek, Ph.D., Committee Chair Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Aliccia Bollig-Fischer, Ph.D., Vice-Chair Oncology
Rob Moon, MS, CIH, Director Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEH&S)
Richard Pearson, Ph.D., Biosafety Officer Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEH&S)
Erin Katz DVM, Animal Expert, Reviewer Department of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR)
Michael Bradley DVM, DACLAM, Animal Expert, Reviewer Department of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR)
Sreenivasa Chinni, Ph.D., Reviewer Urology and Pathology
Phil LaDuke, Community Member Environmental Resources Management
Alan Colter, CSP, CHMM, Community Member Veolia North America
Linda Ritter, MS,  Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEH&S)
Edward Golenberg, Ph.D., Plant Expert, Ad hoc Member Biological Sciences Department
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 Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology
Ren Zhang, Ph.D., Reviewer Center for Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Tiffany Cook, Ph.D., Reviewer Center for Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Raghavendar Thipparthi, Ph.D., Reviewer Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology

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 Zoom platform.  Please contact the WSU Biosafety Officer for further information:  Tel: (313) 993-7597 or e-mail: fz1981@wayne.edu.

IBC 2021 meeting schedule

Deadline for submitting forms Meeting Date
*November 16 *December 14
January 1 January 25
February 1 February 22
March 1 March 22
April 1 April 26
May 1 May 24
June 1 June 21
July 1 July 26
August 1 August 23
September 1 September 20
October 1 October 25
*October 25 *November 15
*November 29 *December 20

* Note earlier deadlines and meeting dates due to holidays