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Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

February 17, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)


01:00 pm

Video Conference Call


UW Oshkosh Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Meeting

Thursday, February 17, 2022

1:00-2:30 PM via Microsoft Teams

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Current IBC Membership List (8 voting, 1 non-voting, 5 voting members needed for quorum)

Lauren Waters, Biochemist, IBC Chair (Chemistry)

Eric Matson, Microbiologist, IBC Co-Chair (Biology)

Danielle Rintala, Biological Safety Officer, (Biosafety Consultant)

Michelle Michalski, Animal Containment Expert (Biology)

Lisa Dorn, Geneticist, Plant Expert (Biology)

Mallory Janquart, Medical Technology/Imaging (Medical Technology)

Julie Maurina-Brunker, Non-Affiliated Member (Fox Valley Technical College)

Anne Boyce, Non-Affiliated Member (Winnebago County Health Department)

Kelly Schill, Non-Voting, Institutional IBC Contact (Sponsored Programs)

Institutional Official for Research:

John Koker, Provost & Vice Chancellor


Meeting called to order at _______ by Chair Waters.

Approval of Minutes from last meeting November 30, 2021

Items from the Chair (Waters): Update on Protocol PT-2022-R1 UWO-Fox Cities Bio 233 Laboratory Exercises discussed at November meeting: This course will not be taught until Fall 2022. The instructor who will teach the course will submit the requested revisions this summer once laboratory exercises are finalized.

New Business

Protocols for Full Committee Review (5):

PT-2024-R1: UW-Fond du Lac Bio 101 and Bio 251 Laboratory Sections (Renewal, Instructor: David Demezas)

PR-2025-R1: Testing anti-rhinovirals (Renewal, Principal Investigator: Jonathan Gutow)

PT-2038: Biology 250: Medical Mycology (Renewal of PT-2026, Instructor: Mallory Janquart)

PT-2039: Biology 313: Medical Bacteriology (Renewal of PT-2026, Instructor: Sonja Jeter)

PR-2040: Substance for hypothalamic regulation of torpor during hibernation (Principal Investigator: Dana Merriman, Co-PI: Benjamin Sajdak)

Activities reviewed by Chair/BSO for Initiation under III-E requiring FCR (0)

Protocols reviewed via Designated Member Review since last meeting (0) (Note: This is for informational purposes. E-files are available to any member upon request for protocols reviewed and approved by DMR.)

Modifications to Protocols for Full Committee Review (2)

PR-2032: Germline Transgenic 13-lined ground squirrel (Principal Investigator: Dana Merriman)

PR-2033: Drug discovery for schistosomiasis (Principal Investigator: John Chan)

Incident Reports (0)

Items from IBC Administration: (2)

Lab safety self-assessments are due February 28th. Risk and Safety personnel will conduct lab visits starting in March at UWO campus. Fond du Lac and Fox Cities lab visits will be coordinated with the hazardous waste pickup.

Updated Biosafety Manual

Items from IBC Members:

Items from the floor (guests):

Adjourned at ___________(IBC Chair)

Future Meetings:

Monday, April 18, 2022

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM via Microsoft Teams

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2022

Kelly Schill



February 17, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm