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Institutional Biosafety Committee

Pursuant to the Federal requirements set forth at 7 CFR 331, 9 CFR 121, 32 CFR Part 626, 42 CFR 73.0, and the USA Patriot Act: Federal Regulations for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules, “each institution engaged in research which is covered by any of these regulations and which is conducted or sponsored by a federal department or agency shall provide a written assurance satisfactory to the department or agency head that it will comply with the requirements set forth in these regulations”. The AAMU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) will facilitate and manage this important federal compliance issue.

Committee Members

  • Armitra Jackson-Davis, Ph.D. (Chair), Assistant Professor of Food Microbiology, Dept. of Food and Animal Sciences
  • Ernst Cebert, Ph.D., Research Assoc. Professor, Plant Breeding/Genetics, Dept. of Biological & Environmental Sciences
  • Vamsi Vasireddy, M.S., Manager, QC Microbiology Endo (Qualitest) Pharmaceuticals
  • Josh L. Herring, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Food and Animal Sciences
  • Cameron Q. Sheeler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological & Environmental Sciences
  • Simon O. Ogutu, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Food and Animal Sciences
  • Martha Verghese, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Food and Animal Sciences
  • Lawana Adcock-Downey, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Biological Sciences, UAH
  • Leopold M. Nyochembeng, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological & Environmental Sciences
  • Judith Boateng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Animal Sciences
       

Useful Resources

For more information please contact the IBC Chair:
Dr. Armitra Jackson-Davis
(256) 372-7132 (Office)
armitra.davis@aamu.edu (E-mail)

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