Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE)
Ferris State University
1010 Campus Drive, FLITE 410 D & F
Big Rapids, MI 49307
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) was established to ensure that all research, including teaching activities, involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules conducted at Ferris State University are conducted in compliance with National Institute of Health (NIH) Guidelines.
The IBC reviews applications to ensure that biohazardous agents are used safely and that the research done at Ferris State University meets the highest scientific and ethical standards. For laboratory safety and/or biohazardous waste disposal information, refer to Academic Affairs Laboratory Safety.
The IBC Meets on an Ad Hoc Basis monthly during the academic year (September-May). For details regarding meeting times and locations, contact [email protected]
IBC Committee Members
Christopher DeFraia, PhD
Bradley J. Isler, PhD
David Lutkenhoff, MS, CIH, Community Member, Van Andel Institute
Eric Nybo, PhD (Chair)
David Petillo, PhD, MT(ASCP)CMMB
Derek Thomas, PhD, Community Member, Grand Valley State University
Additional details on the IRB Committee are located within the IBC Charge and IBC Manual
To submit your project for review, complete and submit the application to [email protected]
FSU Biosafety Application
Biosafety/Biosecurity CITI Training is available for employees and students.