Expert in Biological Safety, Biosecurity, Dual Use Research of Concern, Microbiology
Expert ID: 731291
Ms. Expert has extensive experience conducting research with pathogenic E. coli and influenza viruses under the appropriate biosafety levels including BSL-3+ and BSL-3Ag. She has experience with reverse genetics, VLP formation, retrovirus manipulation, reporter assays, RNA isolation, and RT-PCR. She also has extensive molecular biology experience including cloning DNA, RNA, and protein methods; Northern, Southern, and Western analysis; pulsed-field gel electrophoresis;electrophoretic mobility shift assays and tissue culture assays.
Ms. Expert has applied her microbiology education and research experience into assisting researchers with their research by ensuring their work is done in the safest possible manner while meeting and exceeding all applicable guidelines and regulations including BMBL, NIH guidelines, select agent regulations, ANSI standards, and export control . She has extensive experience with biological safety, biosecurity, select agents, dual use research of concern, and export control related issues and regulations. She has conducted research and security risk assessments and has developed biosafety manuals, standard operating procedures, institutional policies, and training sessions. She has also been involved in the design, build, and commissioning of one stand alone facility containing 3 containment laboratories (BSL-3, ABSL-3, and BSL-3Ag) and two BSL-3 laboratories inside of facilities used for multiple purposes.
She has worked with a private biotechnology company to review their existing facilities and standard operating procedures to improve them so they would be in compliance with changes in the select agent regulations. She helped them develop a suitability program and meet the new security requirements.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin - Racine, Wisconsin - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Waukegan, Illinois - Arlington Heights, Illinois - Schaumburg, Illinois