Biosafety—Microbiological Safety and Security

These Biosafety–Microbiological Safety and Security policies and procedures exist to ensure that all teaching, research and clinical activities involving the use of potentially hazardous microbial agents and their products are conducted in a safe and secure environment at Western Michigan University.

Committee oversight: WMU Institutional Biosafety Committee—IBC 

 WMU policy

WMU procedures

Training requirements  

No training requirements for Biosafety—Microbiological Safety and Security.


Regulation links

Additional resources

WMU Environmental Health and Safety

Submit a concern

Use the WMU Reporting Hotline to submit concerns. Select “Make a Report” at the top of the page.


Julia Mays
(269) 387-8293    
Associate Director of Research Compliance

Karim Essani
(269) 387-5636
Biosafety Officer

Silvia Rossback
(269) 387-5868
IBC Chair