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Institutional Biosafety Committee

Hong Gu Kang, Associate Professor, Biology, Chair (T)

Merritt Drewery, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Sciences (R)
Monty Gomez, Non-institutional Member (R)
Sean Kerwin, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry (R)
Brigid Lednicky, Non-institutional Member (R)
Matt McAllister, Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance (R)
Rodney Rohde, Program Chair, Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science, Associate Dean of Research, Health Professions (R)
Elsie Romano, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Environmental, Health, Safety, Risk and Emergency Management (T)
Ramona Salcedo, Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences (R)

Ex Officio:
Monica Gonzales, Compliance Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs (T)
Sean Rubino, Director, Research Integrity and Compliance (T)

The Texas State University Institutional Biosafety Committee is a registered committee with the National Institutes of Health. This Committee reviews research protocols that involve potentially biohazardous materials and agents, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids, and the use of tissue isolate from vertebrates. The purpose of these reviews is to ensure that all activities involving these materials, and the facilities used to conduct such work, are in compliance with all applicable external regulations and University policies.