Welcome to ChABSA

The Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association (ChABSA), is an incorporated, non-profit organization that is an affiliate of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA). ChABSA was established in 1987 by local area members of ABSA with a similar interest in the safety of research using microorganisms and recombinant DNA.

Congratulations to the 2016 Biosafety Professional of the Year

Morland Head Shot 

Melissa Morland

Thanks to the 2015/2016 ChABSA Council for a successful year.


Our 2016/2017 Board:

President:          Mark Tartaglia

Past President   Bill Martin

President-elect  Malcom Smith

Treasurer           Polly McCarty

Secretary           Trisha Delarosa

Webmaster        Bruce Donato

Councilors         Kim DiGiandomenico, Amanda Perlman, Matthew Fischer



September 13, 2016

November 10, 2016

January 18, 2017

March 14, 2017

May 16, 2017



PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS   June 13, 2017, Holiday Inn, Frederick, MD

SCEINTIFIC SYMPSOIUM June 14, 2017, Holiday Inn Frederick. MD