Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 09:57:30 -0500
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From: Ferm Barret A <FermBarretA**At_Symbol_Here**SAU.EDU>
Subject: Biosafety Level 2 bacteria use
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We have a push for undergrad research (at our primarily undergrad institution), and a student wants to work with a Level 2 organism (Staph. aureus) under the supervision of our cell biologist.  This will be the first time a non-faculty member has worked directly with a level 2 organism here.  Please share thoughts about whether this is/is not advisable, the relative risks, etc.  Being the first time this has come up, we are in a position to formulate our policy.  Many thanks.


Barry Ferm

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Biology & Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator

St. Ambrose University



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