Microbiology Experts

Jonathan Richmond, Phd, Rbp

Biosafety Expert | Instructor
Biotech Primer
United States of America

Jonathan Richmond, Phd, Rbp


Dr. Richmond has had a distinguished career as a biological safety expert for more than 30 years. He currently serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), and was previously the Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Applied Biosafety and Training. He has had numerous important roles, including the Director for the Office of Health and Safety for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Chief of the Safety Operations Section, Occupational Safety and Health Branch for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Safety, the Biological Safety Officer at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center for the USDA and others. Dr. Richmond has consulted on many high-containment laboratory projects for private, academic and government institutions in the U.S. and countries around the world, providing design guidance, facility commissioning and training. Dr. Richmond received his Ph.D. in genetics from Hahnermann University in 1967, his M.S. in genetics from the University of Connecticut in 1964 and is recognized by the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) as a Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP). He is the co-editor of the 3rd & 4th editions of the CDC/NIH publication Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), a contributing editor to the 5th edition of the BMBL, and is a contributing editor to the WHO’s Laboratory Biosafety Manual. He is the editor of ABSA’s Anthology of Biosafety series and has authored numerous scientific publications.  

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Microbiological and Biomedical  Issues

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