The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) has the responsibility to assure the safe use of recombinant DNA (rDNA) as outlined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to assure the safety of MCW personnel and others working with rDNA and/or biological materials, and to limit the environmental impact of rDNA and biological agents, including pathogens, utilized by investigators at the MCW.

The IBC follows recommendations and/or regulations outlined in the NIH Guidelines for Research involving Recombinant DNA molecules,  the 5th edition BMBL (Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories) and the Federal Register 42 CFR 73.   The IBC currently falls under and reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Research.

committee membership

Committee Membership

Current roster of members.



Meeting schedule and information on obtaining minutes.


Working with Biologicals

FAQs about initiating work involving biologics or biohazards.

Contact the IBC

IBC phone 414-955-4279

IBC email

IBC intranet IBC intranet