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Biosecurity Research Institute

Rachael R. Sullivan

Biosafety Specialist


Responsibilities and experience

Rachael 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.  She also assists in assuring compliance with the Select Agent Program.  Her background is infectious disease research at the BSL-3 level with organisms such as Brucella melitensis, Francisella tularensis, and Yersinia pestis.  She enjoys teaching researchers hands-on biosafety skills and implementing practical strategies in the constantly evolving biosafety program at the BRI.

Concurrent Positions

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

Previous Positions

  • Research Assistant at Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute


  • B.S., Animal Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • M.S., Animal Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)