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Institutional Biosafety Council (IBC) meeting

Mathematics-Computer Science Building, room 108

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) was formed to educate and protect Angelo State University (ASU) faculty, students, visitors, and staff from biological health hazards associated with laboratory and research environments.


  1. Call to Order - Dr. Osborne
  2. Confirmation of Quorum - Dr. Osborne
  3. Introduction of Sam Spooner, Director of Risk and Emergency Management - Dr. Osborne
  4. Vote on submitted IBC short form - Sam Spooner
  5. Meeting Schedule - Dr. Osborne
  6. Future Agenda Items - Dr. Osborne
  7. Adjournment - Dr. Osborne

The IBC must approve, prior to initiation, research that involves any of the following agents/materials:

  • Pathogens and potential pathogens of humans, animals, or plants;
  • Materials potentially containing human pathogens (including human blood, tissue, and cell lines; non-human primate blood, tissue, and cell lines);
  • Recombinant DNA (and RNA), including creation or use of transgenic plants and animals;
  • Select agents and toxins (see including strains and amounts exempted from the select agent regulations;
  • Any material requiring a CDC import license or a USDA permit.

Chairs and Members

Chairs and Members

IBC Co-Chairs

Dr. Edith Osborne, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Sam Spooner, Director, Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management

University Members

Dr. Russell Wilke, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology

Dr. Laurel Fohn, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Dr. Loree Branham, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Agriculture

Dr. Han-Hung Floyd Huang, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Dr. Denise Goddard, DMP, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing

Outside Members

Dr. Charles Allen, PhD, Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center San Angelo

Ms. Sandra Villarreal, Health Services Director, City of San Angelo


Ms. Katie Plum, Director of Sponsored Projects

Ms. Elizabeth Randell, Director of Student Research

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