|International Bio Recovery Summit - Chad Austin|
Emergency Response - EHS in Biological Safety Laboratories.
Chad Austin, Ph.D., Safety Specialist
University of Texas Health
Chad is a graduate of the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program at the NIH and a now works on the Biosafety team at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. At UTHealth, he serves as a Specialist supporting the programs and activities of the Biosafety program there, as well as an Instructor for the School of Public Health providing education in Biosafety and related topics. As an NBBTP Fellow, Chad worked with colleagues to develop a suite of training and educational materials for both the NIH and ABSA. Their work resulted in a combination didactic and hands-on BSL-3 training course for NIH personnel, and a modular educational curriculum for secondary, undergraduate, and graduate students to be distributed by ABSA.
Prior to his fellowship with the NBBTP, he was a graduate student at the University of Colorado where he conducted research at both BSL-2 and BSL-3, participating in the Select Agents program there and at Colorado State University. Chad has several years’ experience with the theory and practice of genetics and molecular biology as well as bacteriology, virology, and immunology. Chad also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry from Seattle Pacific University.
Presentation: Emergency Response - EHS in Biological Safety Laboratories