Biosafety Officer for Rice University
Petko Ivanov is the Biosafety Officer for Rice University. Broadly responsible for safety in research labs which utilize biological materials. His primary responsibility is to facilitate a safe working environment for researchers in laboratories, and prevent the release of hazardous or biological research materials in to the community and environment. Primary activities include a voting position on the institutional IBC, teaching safety courses, consultation with labs on research activities and laboratory design, as well as emergency response as needed.