Regulatory Committees

All regulatory committee meetings are CLOSED to the general public, unless invited, due to sensitive information.  Below are descriptions of the Chemical Safety Review Committee, the Institutional Biosafety Committee, and the Radiation Safety Committee and associated membership rosters.


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Chemical Safety Review Committee

The Chemical Safety Review Committee (CSRC) is a standing committee responsible for reviewing and approving research protocols, submitted by GU Principal Investigators, that involve the use of particularly hazardous chemicals and those of unknown toxicity.  EH&S provides administrative support to the CSRC, and technical support for principal investigators, in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The mission of the CSRC is to ensure that all activities involving Particularly Hazardous Substances/Chemicals and the facilities used to conduct such work are in compliance with all external regulations and applicable University policies.


Kenneth Kellar, Ph.D. 
Chair Pharmacology
Susan Martin, M.S., CSHM
Executive Director EH&S

Institutional Biosafety Committee

The purpose of the Georgetown University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is to provide regulatory guidance to research personnel to ensure the safe conduct of biomedical research projects, while maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal requirements. Protocol approvals are required for research involving the use of infectious microorganisms, recombinant DNA, and biological toxins. The IBC carries out these functions pursuant to requirements set forth by the National Institutes of Health, and NIH Guidelines For Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules. EH&S performs risk assessments in order to develop biosafety policies and procedures and to set containment levels that ensure the safety of Georgetown University employees and the surrounding community. The IBC serves to provide protocol review and approval, as well as, for amended protocols. A formal letter is issued to the Principal Investigator, and other regulatory stakeholders, to document that the research project has been approved by the committee.


Vicente Notario, Ph.D., Chair
Radiation Medicine
John Casey, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Katherine Conant, Ph.D.
Caroline Ecelbarger, Ph.D.
Bassem Haddad, Ph.D.
Inst. for Molec & Human Genetics
Xiaomin Su, Ph.D.
Patricia L. Foley, DVM, DACLAM
Director, Comparative Medicine
Susan Martin
EH&S Executive Director
Stephan Menne, Ph.D.
Zelda R. McDonald
Community Member
Susan Commins Gallagher
Community Members
Kavita Mizin EH&S
Community Members
Deborah Berry, Ph.D.




Radiation Safety Commitee

The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) is authorized to act as an agent for Georgetown University involving matters of policy, procedures, licensing, control and mediation arising from the use, or proposed use, of radioactive materials and radiation producing devices. It is the responsibility of the RSC to: review and approve, for safety and regulatory compliance, all uses of radiation; the training and experience of proposed Authorized Users and the Radiation Safety Officer  (RSO), to determine whether they are qualified to perform their duties safely and in accordance with the licenses and regulations; and, review the RSO’s annual report of the radiation safety program to determine that all activities are being conducted safely and in accordance with all regulatory and license requirements.


Hakima Amri, Ph.D.
Professor - SOM Medical Educator, Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology
217 Basic Science
phone 7-8594 (12/06)

Sandra Jablonski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Research Track, Oncology
W322A The Research Building
phone 7-5368 (12/11)

Timothy Jorgensen, Ph.D., MPH1
Assoc. Professor, Radiation Medicine and Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology
EG-16A The Research Building
phone 7-1810 (07/93)

Donald Mullins, B.S.2
Radiation Safety Officer, EH & S
LM-12 Preclinical Science Building
phone 7-4712 Perm. Member


Evagelia Laiakis, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor - Research Track
EP-11 The Research Building
phone 7-3114 (06/17)

Susan Martin, M.S., CSHM
EH&S Executive Director
LM-12 Preclinical Science Building
phone 7-4712 Perm. Member


Italo Mocchetti, Ph.D.
Professor, Neuroscience
WP-09 The Research Building
phone 7-1197 (07/98)

Paul Roepe, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemisty and 
Biochemistry, Molecular & Celluar Biology
353 Basic Science Building
phone 7-7300
Jennifer Kluge, M.S.3
Chief of Staff, Office of the Dean for Research
NW 105 Medical/Dental Building
phone 7-2502 Perm. Member
Rodney Freeman4 
Administrative Officer, EH & S
LM-12 Preclinical Science Building
phone 7-4712 Perm. Member

2Radiation Safety Officer
3Management Representative
4Executive Administrator