Karen Byers, MS, RBP, CBSP
Karen Byers manages the biosafety program of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute. The Institute’s focus is on basic, translational, and clinical cancer research. Karen is past-president of the American Biological Safety Association International, and a co-editor of Applied Biosafety, the ABSA International Journal. She also directs the ABSA International Laboratory-Acquired Infection Database project, an open-access resource designed for ease of research on a particular agent. Karen co-edited the text Biological Safety, Principles and Practices, 5th edition, American Society of Microbiology Press, and co-authored the chapter on laboratory-acquired infections in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th edition of that text.