Executive Council

Amy Ryan
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Su-Hwi Hung-Cunliffe

Marta Figueroa
NYU Langone Medical Center

Tamara McNair
Hackensack Meridian Health

Michelle Frondelli

Laura Newton
Newton Health & Safety Associates, Inc.

Brian Petuch

Marcia Pindling-Watkins
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Original By-Laws

2019 Revised By-Laws

Executive Council Duties (SOP)

Annual Membership Dues  

Election Process

Symposium Hosting Procedures  

Gathering Speaker Information


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The Mid-Atlantic Biological Safety Association (MABSA) is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary professional organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting the principles of Biological Safety.

MABSA was founded to provide a professional forum for dissemination of information between individuals in this and related fields; to inform the public about the value of biological agents in research and health care, and the role they play in disease as well as in the improvement of the quality of life; to identify new biologically hazardous agents and to determine guidelines for their safe use; to promote the recognition of Biosafety as a scientific discipline.

MABSA provides a regional forum for members to interact and share information on biosafety subjects, such as new guidelines or current concerns with newly recognized agents and with new uses for new agents.
A biosafety topic of interest is presented at each of several dinner meetings held throughout the year. A day long symposium, hosted by a member, is held in the spring.

Many MABSA members are also members of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA); our associations have mutual goals. In order to encourage maximum regional participation, MABSA membership does not require membership in ABSA. 


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Upcoming Events


Dinner Meeting Announcement:

September 22, 2022


MABSA is pleased to announce our upcoming hybrid dinner meeting to be held at Rutgers University in Piscataway NJ.

Speaker: M. Maral Mouradian, M.D.

Presentation: alpha-Synuclein in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease, as a Research Tool, and Biosafety Practices

Register: Registration costs vary for MABSA members/non-MABSA members and whether you attend in person or via virtual platform.   If you are a MABSA Member registering for the virtual option, please email treasurer@mabsa.org with your contact information.  If you are registering for the in-person or non-MABSA member rates, pay the registration fee at this link.

MABSA Members: $25.00 in person

MABSA Members: $0 virtual (free)

Non-MABSA Members: $45.00 in person

Non-MABSA Members: $20.00 virtual 

COVID-19 Info: Rutgers COVID-19 policy for events currently requires either proof of full vaccination, or a COVID-19 negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the event. Face coverings are no longer required at events. 


Save the Date for Future Meetings:

November 17, 2022 @ University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

March 15, 2023 @ Columbia University in NYC