Staff Directory

Thomas Thrasher

Thomas Thrasher

Interim Assistant Biological Safety Officer and Lab Safety Specialist
Phone: 812-856-6921

The Assistant Biological Safety Officer performs functions supporting the Biosafety Program including performing annual inspections of laboratories, reviewing research protocols that propose using recombinant DNA, infectious agents, toxins of biological origin, or human materials and providing advice for appropriate bio-containment of their use.

Also responsible for conducting inspections of laboratories, equipment, and chemical handling & storage areas; reconciling and conducting chemical inventories; consulting on safety aspects of laboratory procedures and design; and hazardous material spill response. 

Education:
 
 B.S. Biological Sciences, Genetics minor
 
Professional Experience: 

Lab Safety Specialist – Indiana University, since 2015
Chemist (II, I, tech) – Pyxant Labs Inc., four years
Senior Research Associate I (Co-op Education position) – Gilead Sciences, Inc., one year