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Jaishree Garhyan

Co-Lead, Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory

Jaishree Garhyan is the Director of new Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory at Stanford university. She has over 8 years of hands-on research experience in high containment labs and their management. As an undergraduate, she studied microbiology at Holkar Science College, India. She studied Microbiology for one of her Master’s degree, and biology with focus on physiology for her second Master’s program from UNC, Charlotte. Her doctoral work was on stem cell niche of tuberculosis which added to her BSL3 experience. Jaishree has extensive experience of working at various Biosafety Level 3 labs including University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Harvard University CFAR BSL3 Core Facility, Cambridge, MA (Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA). She is a certified IFBA professional for BSL3 Biorisk Management, Biocontainment Facility Design, and Operation and Maintenance, and is an ABSA member. Among her numerous awards are the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ASM Award and a Bio-epoch award. She served as a speaker and committee member in various biosafety invitation-only meetings, along with the Indo-US Biosafety and Biosecurity dialogues for two consecutive years.

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