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Biosafety Committee

Tuskegee University Biosafety Committee is charged the responsibility of ensuring that all activities within Tuskegee University involving potentially biohazardous materials are conducted in a safe manner and in confomity with federal mandated standards.  Biohazardous material includes infectious biological agents, toxins (carcinogens, mutagens, and tetrogens, and other hazardous chemicals), animal or human tissue or fluids, radioactive materials, and recombinant DNA.  Infectious biological agents are viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites and other organisms/genetic systems that, by virtue of their replication properties, are potentially harmful to humans and/ or other living systems.

 Members College/Department      Telephone 
Dr. Vijaya Rangari, Chair  College of Engineering      334-724-4178
Dr. Clayton Yates College of Arts and Sciences  334-727-8949
Dr. Marceline Egnin College of Agricuture, Environment &  Nutrition Sciences  334-724-4404
Dr. Jeannine Bellamy College of Veterinary Medicine 334-724-4118
Dr. Lynette Hall School of Nursing
Dr. Toufic Nashar College of Veterinary Medicine 334-727-8366
Dr. Shamin Begum College of Engineering 334-727-8745
Dr. Joel Wao School of Architecture & Construction Science 334-724-4011
Mr. Wilbert Anderson Safety Officer  334-727-8757
Dr. Cheryl Davis Non-Affiliated Member 334-727-8985

*Felecia Moss Grant  (Ex-Officio Member)

The Biosafety Committee regular scheduled meeting date is the last Tuesday of each month except December. All appplcations must be submitted a minimum of 10 working days prior to the committee's regular scheduled meeting,

Submit one (1) copy of the application packet to Kenney Hall, Room 44-328, Felecia Grant, and one (1) electronic copy to

2019 Meeting Dates:

October 29, 2019
November 26, 2019 

The package should include:

  • Biosafety Application (see attached below)
  • Laboratory Inspection Approval Letter
  • Laboratory Safety Training Certificate

*The Biosafety Committee schedules two laboratory inspections of all labs each year.  Use the Biosafety Inspection Checklist, below, to make sure your lab is compliance before the inspection. 

Biosafety Application (Fillable)
Biosafety Training Module
Biosafety Inspection checklist
BiosafetyPolicy Manual
Laboratory Safety (Template) 
Laboratory Safety Policy
Biosafety Policies and Procedures (PowerPoint Presentation)