At MIT, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is called the Committee on Assessment of Biohazards and Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (CAB/ESCRO).  Members are appointed by the President of MIT.  The CAB/ESCRO consists of community representatives, MIT faculty, and staff.  MIT faculty and staff members provide a range of technical expertise that is meant to reflect the range of on-going biological research at the Institute. The Cambridge community members provide a most important public perspective on the Institute’s research. The goal of this combination of technical perspective and public member review is the safe and responsible conduct of research at MIT.

  • David Housman, Chair (Faculty, KOCH Institute)
  • Jeffrey Baron (Community Representative)
  • Norman McIver (Community Representative)
  • Jane Sadler (Community Representative)
  • Elazer Edelman (Faculty, Health Sciences and Technology)
  • James G. Fox (Director, Division of Comparative Medicine)
  • Carlos Lois (Faculty, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences)
  • Alice Ting (Faculty, Department of Chemistry)
  • Dennis Kim (Faculty, Biology)
  • David Diamond (Occupational Health Physician)
  • Michele Miele (Technical Staff)
  • Louis DiBerardinis (Director, EHS Office, Non-scientist)
  • Claudia Mickelson (Deputy Director, EHS Office, CAB/ESCRO contact person)

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