rDNA/Biosafety Committee


Role: The rDNA/Biosafety Committee is a subcommittee of the Laboratory Safety Committee.

An Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is required at institutions that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research involving recombinant DNA molecules.

All recombinant DNA research at KU-Lawrence Campus, regardless of funding source, must be conducted in accordance with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules and must be registered with the KU-LC IBC.

The IBC also serves as a resource to KU-EHS in the review and approval of research conducted with microorganisms pathogenic to humans, plants, or animals.

 

Committee Chair

Dr. Bill Picking, Foundation Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Committee Members

Dr. Kristi Neufeld, Professor, Molecular Biosciences  

Mike Russell,Director, Environment, Health & Safety (Institutional Biosafety Officer)

Dr. Jeff Barclay (Off-campus representative)

Kevin Kennedy (Off-campus representative)


Committee Info

Committee Policy - University of Kansas (Lawrence Campus) Policy regarding the Conduct of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Meetings and Content of IBC Meeting Minutes

Committee Meetings

  • TBD

Committee Minutes

2019 Meetings

  • There were no full committee meetings in 2019. No protocols received requiring full committee review/approval.

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