Last Revised: January 11, 2023

Institutional Biosafety Committee Members

Name Affiliation Title/Dept.

Dr. Steven Albelda
Expert Oncology

UPenn, Perelman School of Medicine William Maul Measey Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division

Dr. Paul F. Bates
Expert Virology

UPenn, Perelman School of Medicine

Professor, Department of Microbiology

Dr. Jessica Buchanan
Expert Export Compliance

UPenn, Office of Research Services

Director Export Compliance

Dr. Sara Cherry
Expert Genetic & Mechanistic Viral-host Interactions

UPenn, Perelman School of Medicine

John W. Eckman Professor of Medical Science,
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Jennifer N. Davis
Expert Animal Welfare & Compliance

UPenn, Office of Animal Welfare

Director of Animal Welfare Programs & Operations

Dr. Sherrill Davison
Expert Avian Medicine & Pathology

UPenn, School of Veterinary Medicine

Associate Professor, Avian Medicine and Pathology

Dr. Joseph A. Fraietta
Expert Microbiology & Solid Tumor Immunotherapy

UPenn, Perelman School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Dr. Daniel S. Kessler

UPenn, Perelman School of Medicine

Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology

Mr. Earl A. LaFlamme
Expert Containment & Laboratory Engineering

Community Member

Founding Partner, Catalyst Commissioning Group

Dr. Andrew B. Maksymowych
Institutional Biosafety Officer,
IBC Contact

UPenn, Provost Center

Institutional Biosafety Officer,
IBC Administrator,
Associate Director Biological Safety & Compliance Programs,


Dr. Maureen O'Leary
Expert Environmental Health & Biosafety

UPenn, Provost Center

Associate Vice Provost for Research,
Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety

Dr. David Pegues
Expert Infection Control

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Medical Director, Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Control

Dr. Kenton Woodard
Expert Gene Therapy & Vector Production

UPenn, Perelman School of Medicine

Director, Preclinical Vector Production