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Laura Miller, the Director of the Human Research Protection Program at INOVA hospital in Virginia, came to Stevenson last week to speak to Biotechnology 205 students about protection of human research subjects. She received her Master’s degree in health system administration from Georgetown University in 2005 and has worked at INOVA since 2006. Ms. Miller strives to bring more research into the healthcare setting, but her focus is mainly on protecting the human participants during research. Her presentation helped reinforce student learning about safety concerns for subjects involved in human trials.

Dr. David Harbourt, a Biosafety Officer for the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, presented to a Biotechnology 205: Biosafety and Quality Assurance class about his experiences in biosafety. He has worked as a Biosafety Officer for the past two years. He is a member of the American Biosafety Association and the Society of Toxicology, and is a Councilor for the Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association (ChABSA).  Dr. Harbourt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Ph.D. in Toxicology. The BT 205 course introduces safety and quality control issues related to product development in the biotechnology industry and Dr. Harbourt’s presentation enhanced student learning about biosafety.

Tribeta’s new biological sciences t-shirts are now on sale! These shirts will be specific for Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, and Medical Technology programs. Ordering is open to faculty, staff, and students. The idea behind the shirts is that biological science students will be able to show pride in their majors and that they will bring the biological sciences closer together. Anyone interested can use the links below to see the sizing information and place their order, including payment, online.  The orders must be placed by November 7th.

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The capstone work of Hadassa Guttman (BT, ’14) and several other scientists is being presented as a poster at a joint meeting between the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) and the Japanese Society for the Study of Xenobiotics. ISSX was founded in 1981 as an international group that studies the metabolism of foreign compounds. Hadassa completed her capstone internship at Bioreclamation IVT in Baltimore, MD, developing human liver cells as models for drug development. Her work is included in a poster, “Impact of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Human AOX1 on the Enzymatic Activity of Aldehyde Oxidase in Cryopreserved Human Hepatocytes” and in an industry sponsored symposium entitled “Extreme Donor Variability in Human Aldehyde Oxidase Activity: Pharmacogenomics and In Vitro Solutions.” The link to the abstract can be found here - http://issx.confex.com/issx/19NA/webprogrampreliminary/Paper34399.html
 

Kirstin Powell has been the Director of Biopharma Global Quality, in Lonza Walkersville, for the past three years. Ms. Powell came to Stevenson last week to speak to students in the BT 205 course: Biosafety and Quality Assurance. For the previous 10 years, she acted as the Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory affairs at Lonza. She shared her years of experience in the field of Biotechnology with students to improve their understanding of what it is like to work in the Biosafety and Quality Assurance industry. Ms. Powell received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University.

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