New Mexico State University

Safety in Biological Research Symposium

November 30, 9:00 am - Noon

Corbett Center Auditorium


NMSU Environmental Health & Safety is sponsoring a symposium on safety in biological research. This symposium will highlight issues related to laboratory research involving potentially infectious, pathogenic or toxic agents. All researchers, administrators, employees, students and public are invited. Guest speaker Dr. John Keene, Biohaztec Associates, Inc. will provide a risk assessment approach to safely working with potentially hazardous biological materials. Our second guest, Dr. Robert Ellis, Professor and University Biosafety Officer for Colorado State University, will review risk management and strategies that have proven effective in a university environment. They will also provide information on the operation of primary containment devices. The symposium will discuss the changing regulatory environment and current challenges of biological research.

Breakfast snacks will be provided. For more information contact Katrina Doolittle at (505) 646-3327 or kadoolit @ or review the attached biography for more about the guest speakers.

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