Institutional Biosafety Program

Icahn School of Medicine Institutional Biosafety Program is responsible for ensuring that use of all biohazardous materials on campus meets guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Biosafety Program monitors laboratory activities involving all biohazards, including infectious or biologically-derived infectious materials, toxins and other agents that present a risk or potential risk of injury to humans or animals. The Institutional Biosafety Officer prepares and maintains records required for government regulations and evaluates research projects for risks and hazards. If you have questions about potential risk or about disposal procedures please contact the Office for details.