EH&S focuses on providing resources and expertise regarding the assessment and control of biological hazards including recombinant and synthetic DNA, infectious agents, and human materials. Our biosafety services include: biosafety and bloodborne pathogen program development and implementation, training, emergency response, assisting Principal Investigators (PIs) to register their biological projects, containment facility design review, and guidance on safe handling of biological agents, proper biological waste disposal, and decontamination procedures.

Department Contact


Angie Birnbaum
Senior Biosafety Program Manager

Department Update

The online lab biosafety refresher training has been updated to include more interactive elements and a video on aseptic techniques within a biosafety cabinet.

Did You Know?

Needle sticks can be avoided by disposing of syringes in sharps containers and by not recapping syringe needles.