Dr. David Harbourt
Dave currently serves as the Biological Safety Officer at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (2012-present). Prior to USAMRIID, he was a fellow in the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program. Before the fellowship, he graduated with his B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. in Toxicology from UNC-Chapel Hill. Dave has been an ABSA member since 2010 and has previously served as the Chair of the Pre-Conference Course Committee and currently serves as Chair of the Training Tools and Resources Committee in addition to being a member of the Standards Committee, Professional Development Team and Select Agent Community Advisory Committee for ABSA. Locally, Dave has previously been a Councilor for the Chesapeake Area Biosafety Association as well has chair of the Scientific Program Committee for its annual symposium. Dave is also currently a member of the Exam Development Committee for the SM biosafety exam and Chair of the DoD Biosafety and Scientific Review Panel. Dave is certified as a biosafety professional through both ASM and ABSA.