Samira Joussef-Pina, MSc, PhD

Roles and Responsibilities

As the Biological Safety Officer, Samira is responsible for promoting and supporting the comprehensive biological safety program at all five Columbia University campuses. Samira provides expert guidance on technical and regulatory matters, including specialized experimental procedures involving BSL-3 materials and containment, NIH Guidelines governing the use of rDNA, including Human Gene Transfer, and shipment and importation of infectious agents or other potentially infectious materials.