Office of Research and Graduate Education


Institutional Biosafety Committee

The Marshall University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) was established to ensure a safe working environment for the conduct of biological and biomedical research.  The IBC has been charged with overseeing all research and educational activities which pose a biological hazard. These activities include, but are not limited to, the safe handling and disposal of pathogenic organisms, recombinant DNA (rDNA) and infectious (biohazardous) waste. 

For questions about biosafety, you may contact Don Primerano, IBC Chair, (primeran@marshall.edu) or Nathan Douglas, Biological Safety Officer, (douglas2@marshall.edu)

Donald A. Primerano, PhD
Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee
304-696-7338
primeran@marshall.edu

Tracy Smith
Environmental Health and Safety Department
Sorrell Building Room 103
304-696-2993
tsmith@marshall.edu

Nathan Douglas
Chemical and Biological Safety Officer
304-696-3461
douglas2@marshall.edu
MU Safety and Health

William D. McCumbee
304-696-7366
mccumbee@marshall.edu
Radiation Safety Office

Committee MembersDepartment
Bruce DayOffice of Research Integrity
Nathan DouglasEnvironmental Health and Safety
M. Carletta FanninForensic Science
Marcia Harrison-PitanelloBiological Sciences
William McCumbeePharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology
Donald Primerano, IBC ChairBiochemistry and Microbiology
Travis SalisburyPharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology
Nalini SantanamPharmacology, Physiology, and Toxicology
Chris SchlenkerMU Research Corporation
Julia SchreiberBiochemistry and Microbiology
Inder SehgalSchool of Pharmacy
Vincent SollarsBiochemistry and Microbiology
Jagan ValluriBiological Sciences
Hongwei YuBiochemistry and Microbiology
Ex Officio 
Tracy SmithEnvironmental Health and Safety
Non-MU Members 
Howard AulickCommunity member
Anne MyersCommunity member
Dana SuttonCommunity member