Biohazard Compliance Office

This web page contains answers to the most common questions UNM employees have regarding biosafety practices, procedures and regulations.

UNM’s research biosafety program and purpose is to:

  • Protect personnel from exposure to infectious agents or other viable research biological materials that may cause harm to them or others.
  • Protect patients, visitors, and others not employed by UNM, that may be on the premises or in proximity of research biohazards.
  • Prevent research biohazardous waste and inadvertent release of biohazardous materials from causing harm to the environment.
  • Provide an environment for high quality research and clinical care.
  • Comply with applicable federal, state and local requirements.


University Biosafety Officer
Timothy Muller, M.S., CBSP

Fax: 505-272-8675

• Biosafety Program Manager
• Select Agent Program /Alternate Responsible Official
• IBC Program Management
• Biological Laboratory Remodel/Construction Consultant
• Biological Risk Assessment & Consultation
• Government Regulatory Liaison
• Biosafety Training
• Biological Shipping Advisor


Biosafety Program Specialist
Amanda Brothers, B.A.

Fax: 505-272-8675

• Training
• IBC - Technical Advisor
• IBC - Administration
• Biosafety Laboratory Inspections
• Biosafety Database Manager
• Biological Inventory
• Hazard Posting
• Biological Shipping Advisor
• Biosafety Training