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. Qinghua He College of Engineering  334-724-4318
 Dr. Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh College of Engineering  334-724-4457
 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

The package should include:

  • Biosafety Application (see attcahed)
  • 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)