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Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management


Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) provides institutional review of research involving biohazardous material, including recombinant DNA, pathogenic agents, and transgenic plants and animals in compliance with the requirements of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The main purpose of the IBC is to reduce the risk of potential occupational exposure and environmental harm from the use of biohazardous materials in research and teaching at California State University, Fresno. Thus, the IBC is responsible for the establishment, monitoring and enforcement of policies and guidelines for use of biohazardous materials set forth by the NIH.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Karine Gousset, IBC Chair
Biology Department
California State University, Fresno
Office: SI 114B
Mail Stop SB 73
Fresno, CA 93740-8027
Phone: (559) 278-2001


Biohazard Use Authorization

Biosafety Policy - APM 528

CDC Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL)

NIH Guidelines for Work with Recombinant DNA

American Society for Microbiology Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories

Appendix to ASM Guidelines