Research and Sponsored Programs

Institutional Biosafety Committee

The primary mission of the UToledo Biosafety Committee (IBC) is to ensure the safety of the faculty, staff and students participating in biological research at The University of Toledo, as well as humans and vertebrate animals enrolled in such studies. In addition, protocols reviewed and approved by the IBC also serves to protect the general public and the environment from adverse consequences related to the research. Each member serves a 3 year term.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Name Department Roll
Saurabh Chattopadhyay, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Medical Microbiology & Immunology
College of Medicine & Life Sciences
Regular
Erin Crawford
Bio Research Assistant
Medicine
College of Medicine & Life Sciences
Regular
Ivana de la Serna
Associate Professor
Cancer Biology
College of Medicine & Life Sciences
Regular
Robert DiNardo, M.S., P.E. Certified Environmental Services, Inc. Non-Affiliated Member
Richard Dudley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Findlay
Non-Affiliated Member
John Gray, Ph.D.
Professor
Biological Sciences
College of Natural Science & Mathematics
Plant Expert
Jason Huntley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Medical Microbiology & Immunology
College of Medicine & Life Sciences
Regular
Elaine Joseph, Ph.D.
Project Administrator
Research Compliance
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Regular
Andrea Kalinoski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Surgery
College of Medicine & Life Sciences
Regular
Steven Peseckis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Medicinal & Biological Chemistry
College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vice Chairman
Skylar Rohrs, M.S.O.H.
Biosafety Officer
Environmental Health & Radiation Safety
Office of Public Safety
Biosafety Officer
Lisa Root, D.V.M.
Attending Veterinarian
Department of Laboratory Animal Sciences
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Animal Expert
Lirim Shemshedini, Ph.D.
Professor
Biological Sciences
College of Natural Science & Mathematics
Regular
Travis Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Medical Microbiology & Immunology
College of Medicine & Life Sciences
Regular
R. Mark Wooten, Ph.D.
Professor
Medical Microbiology & Immunology
College of Medicine & Life Sciences
Chairman
Andrew Shupp, M.S.O.H.
Safety & Health Specialist
Environmental Health & Radiation Safety
Office of Public Safety
Alternate for Skylar Rohrs

Quorum = 8

Last Updated: 1/6/22