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Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Purpose or Function: The IBC reviews and oversees all recombinant DNA, infectious agents and toxin research at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

MembershipIBC members and chair are appointed annually, in accordance with NIH Guidelines, by the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Associate Vice President for Research. Members will be qualified, by expertise and experience, to review recombinant DNA and infectious biohazard research proposals. At least one member will be appointed to represent the community. One member will be appointed to represent the laboratory technical staff. An IBC member will be disqualified from review or approval of a proposal or activity in which he/she has been or expects to be engaged, except to provide information requested by the IBC. Members serve for three years on an alternating basis, and members are eligible for reappointment.

ChairThe Chairperson is elected by the membership for a three-year term, and is eligible for re-election.

Responsible University Official: Vice President for Research, Commercialization, and Outreach

Name

Membership

Term, if applicable

Buck, Gregory (Chair)

Faculty Representative (eligible due to expertise and experience)

Aug - 2018

Overath, Deborah

Faculty Representative (eligible due to expertise and experience)

Aug - 2016

Omayuri, Felix

Faculty Representative (eligible due to expertise and experience)

Aug - 2016

Coons, Roy

Safety Specialist – Environmental Health & Safety Office

N/A

Ussery, Sara

Laboratory Technical Staff Representative

Aug - 2016

Hatherill, J. Robert

Community Representative

Aug - 2016

Halcomb, Jonda

Community Representative

Aug - 2016

Vacant

Research Compliance Officer (Ex-Officio)

N/A

Last Updated: 11/04/2015