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Biosecurity Research Institute



Stephen Higgs, Director     Doris Merrill, Executive Assistant

Ken Burton, Director of BRI Project Coordination

Colleen Hackenberg, Business Manager

Dana Vanlandingham, Director of BRI Arthropod Rearing and Containment Facilities

Education and Training

John Webster, Education Officer

Information Technology

Will G. Baldwin, Information Technology Officer


John Henneman, Director of Biocontainment Operations

Bryan Phillips, Facility Operations and Maintenance Manager

Research Support

Julie A. Johnson, Biosafety Officer

Margaret Juergensmeyer, Biosafety Specialist

Erin E. Smith, Biosafety Specialist

Rachael R. Sullivan, Biosafety Specialist


Lance Luftman, Facility Security Manager