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Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) was established to ensure that all research 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