Institutional BioSafety Committee

Meeting Schedule and Committee Composition

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews, approves, and oversees all research activities involving:

  1. Recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, and/or
  2. Human, animal, and plant pathogens (bacteria, virus, yeast, fungus, blood, bodily fluids, tissues, cell lines, prions and parasitic agents etc.) including growth, manipulation and/or other handling and use in vitro or in vivo.

This process provides guidelines that ensure appropriate biosafety procedures, equipment, facilities, and training are adequate in conjunction with the biohazard risk.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 Thursday, December 20, 2021
Thursday, February 17, 2022 Thursday, January 17, 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022 Thursday, February 17, 2022

Due to the Pandemic, meetings are held via Zoom and start promptly at 2:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

** Protocol submission cutoff dates are to assure adequate time for committee review.

Approved Policies, Procedures and Guidelines


Committee Organization

Roger W Stich, PhD, Professor Veterinary Pathobiology, (573) 882-3148

The IBC is comprised of the Recombinant or Nucleic Acid Molecule Research Subcommittee and the Biosafety Subcommittee.

Recombinant or Nucleic Acid Molecule
Research Subcommittee
Biosafety Subcommittee
Roger Stich - Chair
Veterinary Pathobiology
215 Connaway Hall
(573) 882-3148 
Marie Dickerson
Senior Research Specialist
117 Schweitzer Hall
(573) 882-1493


James Schoelz
Plant Sciences
106 Waters Hall
(573) 882-1185


Scott Korte
Office of Animal Resources
1720 E Park Loop
(573) 882-8485
Sid Popejoy
Community Member
Columbia, MO
(573) 882-7018
Travis McCarthy
Biosafety Professional
Regional Biocontainment Lab
1817 East Campus Loop
(573) 882-1484
Amy Pierce
Community Member
Jefferson City, MO
(573) 882-7018
Steve Hynes
Biological Safety Officer
Environmental Health & Safety
180 General Services Bldg
(573) 882-5020
Jason Gillman
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Plant Sciences
27 Mumford Hall
(573) 882-0617


Bumsuk Hahm
Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
NW301C Medical Sciences Building
(573) 884-8838
  Roger Stich
Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
210 Connaway Hall
(573) 882-3148