The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) at the University of Notre Dame is responsible for the review and approval of research conducted at or sponsored by the University which involves the use of recombinant DNA or hazardous materials. These materials include, but are not limited to, infectious agents, oncogenic agents, chemical carcinogens, or other agents which may place research personnel, the public, or the environment at risk.

IBC Committee

IBC Appointed Members

  • Eric Felde, JD, CIP, Director, Research Compliance
  • Kelly Jolliff (Local, Non-Affiliated), Infection Prevention Coordinator, Memorial Hospital of South Bend
  • Eric Kloss, MS, CSP, Associate Director, Risk Management & Safety
  • Joseph O’Tousa, PhD, Professor, Biological Sciences ​
  • Jason DeWispeleare, CHMM, Laboratory Safety Compliance Program Manager
  • Mary Prorok, PhD (Chair),  Assistant Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Robin Meleski (Local, Non-Affiliated), Director of Health Education, St. Joseph County Health Department
  • Kevin Vaughan, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Biological Sciences
  • Holly Goodson, PhD, Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Satish Adusumilli, DVM, Attending Veterinarian and Director of Freimann Life Sciences Center

Upcoming IBC Meeting Dates

The IBC meets every other month. New protocols should be submitted at least five business days before the meeting for review.

  • August 22, 2018
  • October 24, 2018
  • December 19, 2018
  • February 20, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • June 19, 2019
  • August 21, 2019
Need More Information?

For questions on biosafety please contact

For general information on Risk Management and Safety at the University of Notre Dame, please see