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Biosecurity Research Institute

Erin E. Smith

Biosafety Specialist

ewsmith@k-state.edu

Responsibilities and experience

Erin E. Smith is one of the BRI’s biosafety specialists.  As a team member of the biological safety program, her responsibilities include assisting with the internal biosafety and biosecurity training program and supporting the oversight of laboratory biosafety and biosecurity programs.  Her background is in infectious disease research at BSL-3 and ABSL-3 levels.  She enjoys all the challenges that comes with working in the biosafety program at the BRI. 

Concurrent Positions

  • Alternate Responsible Official for Campus Select Agent Program, K-State

Previous Positions

  • Research Assistant II at Colorado State University

Degrees

  • B.S., Animal Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • M.S., Microbiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)
  • Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP)