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The goal of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Biosafety Division is to protect laboratory workers, the environment, and the community from exposure to biohazardous materials while protecting the integrity of experimental materials.

The Biosafety Division seeks to prevent exposure by assisting researchers in conducting risk assessments and providing guidance to laboratory personnel on the microbiological practices, safety equipment, and facilities under which biohazardous materials can be safely manipulated. In addition, the Biosafety Division is charged with ensuring that laboratories on campus are in compliance with University policies and all regulatory requirements for working with biohazardous materials.

Who To Contact

Matthew Fischer
Assistant Director and Biosafety Officer

John O'Neill
Assistant Biosafety Officer

Jamie Pope
Biosafety Specialist