MIP 540 - Biosafety in Research Laboratories

  • 2 credits

Safety and security are an important part of conducting research as well as working with animals or humans who might be infected with pathogenic organisms. Upon completion of this course, students will understand biosafety principles and their applications, including lab practices and research regulations involving working safely with infectious microorganisms and recombinant DNA. Students will apply their knowledge to real-world biosafety scenarios to help reinforce critical biosafety concepts.

Instructors

Brian Geiss

(970) 491-6330 | brian.geiss@colostate.edu

Brian Geiss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University. He received his PhD from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2002. His research interests lie in developing translational technologies toward infectious diseases, including development of antivirals, vaccines, and novel pathogen diagnostics. Dr. Geiss has been teaching since at CSU since 2006, and has taught MIP 613 as a lecture course since 2013. Dr. Geiss is an advocate for development of critical scientific thinking skills, and creative application of scientific principles and effective communication of practical applications are strongly encouraged in his courses.

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