Biosecurity needs addressed by Woodhams lab and collaborators

In an article in Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, the Woodhams lab and collaborators provide a resource for the scientific community on best practices for biosecurity when working in the lab with wildlife pathogens such as Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. The authors recommend responsibly containing pathogens is up to individual labs and institutional oversight may not be adequate.

Woodhams DC, Madison JD, Bletz MC, McCartney J, LaBumbard BC, Whetstone R, McDonnell NB, Preissler K, Sabino-Pinto J, Piovia-Scott J. Responsible biosecurity and risk mitigation for laboratory research on emerging pathogens of amphibians. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 147:141-148. doi: 10.3354/dao03636.


Douglas C. Woodhams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UMass Boston | Department of Biology
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
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