You are invited to our next meeting on December 13th, 1-3pm, at the NC State Public Health Laboratory. As Biorisk Management was a hot topic at the 61st Annual ABSA International Conference this past October, we will continue the conversation with the FBI WMD Coordinator, Matt Perkins and his team at the quarterly meeting. We will also host a coffee break/ holiday networking gathering to catch up with colleagues and meet new. This will be an OPEN meeting so please invite all interested parties and we will look forward to connecting with you. Please RSVP to Kristing Long for security access. 

Location: 4312 District Drive, Raleigh NC 27699-1918 (see attachment for driving directions)

How to Register:  An attendee list must be provided to the security staff in advance to gain entrance to the teaching laboratory. Please RSVP to our host, Kristin Long, by 5:00 PM on June 18th:  You can also RSVP/register HERE!

Job Posting: 

The U.S. National Poultry Research Center in Athens, GA within the USDA-Agricultural Research Service is hiring a Biosafety Specialist.  Please see the link below to view the job posting. 

Biosafety Officer at Rutgers.

Messages from ABSA International:

Be a contributor to Applied Biosafety! We are interested in receiving manuscripts based on research in the field of biosafety and biosecurity. This information is an important contribution to biosafety and raising biosafety awareness. ABSA International's scientific, peer-reviewed journal, Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International (ISSN 1535-6760) (J811) serves thousands of biosafety practitioners, researchers, and policymakers in over 40 countries. Those who subscribe to Applied Biosafety as well as those who read our open-access volumes benefit from the information published in the journal. We encourage authors to submit previously unpublished manuscripts and original work online to Applied Biosafety.

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The Carolinas Biological Safety Association (CaBSA) is dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities for Biological Safety Professionals in the Carolinas with the goal of promoting and maintaining the best possible practices in our workplaces.

The organization is a professional network of individuals with biosafety expertise wanting to promote connection across the Carolinas and southern Virginia by providing seminars and quarterly meetings to discuss biological safety.

Meetings are held on a quarterly basis. General leadership meetings (at least 3) will be hosted as a transaction of Association business and professional networking. This may include but not limited to;

1) Professional seminars

2) Network luncheons

3) Biological facilities tours

4) ABSA meetings

Our ByLaws (click here) can be downloaded for your review.

Elected Volunteers


President Elect - Don Eddington, PhD

Technical Consultant in areas including bio-decontamination, sterilization, aseptic processing, isolation technology and biological safety.

Industry recognized expert in the areas of hydrogen peroxide bio-decontamination, sterilization, isolation technology, aseptic processing and biological safety.

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President Elect - Cathy Moore, PhD

Research Specialist, UNC Charlotte Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics

Academic research scientist and mentor with broad experiences in molecular biology and laboratory safety.

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Treasurer - Kristin Long, PhD

Biosafety/Biosecurity Officer at the NC State Laboratory of Public Health

Assists laboratorians with biological hazard recognition, risk assessment, and mitigation in public health laboratories throughout North Carolina and serves as the Responsible Official for the Select Agent Program at NCSLPH.

Secretary - Jessica Poole, MS

Assoicate Biological Safety Officer at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Past Presidents - Patrick Condreay, PhD & Deborah Howard, MPH CBSP