Sharon E. Altmann, PhD, CBSP
Sharon Altmann received her PhD in microbiology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, she joined MRIGlobal as a virology and containment laboratory subject matter expert. Dr. Altmann discovered an enthusiasm for biosafety and biosecurity while supporting training missions in Kazakhstan and Ebolavirus outbreak response efforts in West Africa, and she earned her CBSP credential in 2017. Currently, Dr. Altmann coordinates a 3-nation training mission in West Africa focused on enhancing diagnostic and biosafety and biosecurity capacity in host nation laboratories, provides technical advisory and oversight services to laboratory design teams, and maintains an active presence in the Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association.