About the Program

Anne-Sophie Brocard, Ph.D., RBP, SM (NRCM), CBSP, ASP, CSP

Anne-Sophie BrocardDr. Brocard is a Certified Biosafety Professional and a Certified Safety Professional currently working for the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas, in the Biosafety Program of the Environmental Health and Safety department (EHS).

She received her Ph.D. in 2001 from King’s College, London, UK, majoring in recombinant vaccine development. Dr. Brocard did her post-doctoral fellowship in viral pathogenesis with alphaviruses in the Department of Pathology at UTMB. Her research included fieldwork, animal pathogenesis studies and insectary work in high containment, (2005).

She holds the positions of Environmental Health and Safety Consultant in the EHS Biosafety Program and is an Assistant Professor in the UTMB Department of Pathology.

From 2009 to 2016, she served as the director for Laboratory Biosafety Training Program funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. She has BSL2/ABSL2, BSL3/ABSL3 and ACL2/3 experience.

Dr. Brocard participates in the UTMB Institutional Biosafety Committee meetings and is a voting member on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Her experience extends to Select Agents, NIH-OBA regulations, laboratory audits and supports biosafety for BSL2, BSL3 and ABSL3 containment facilities. She has been an active member of American Biosafety Association since 2005, currently serving as the team lead for the Professional Development Team responsible for oversite of ABSA’s training courses. She is also a member of the African Biosafety Association and American Society of Microbiology.