Robert P. Ellis
Dr. Robert Ellis graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Microbiology. Bob’s education continued with the MS and PhD degrees earned at Purdue University. He is currently the Director of Biosafety at Colorado State University. Bob joined the faculty at CSU in January 1978, and is Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. Bob was appointed to the CSU Biosafety Committee in 1978, and was Biosafety Officer 1986–1989, and 1997–present.
Bob is a Certified Biological Safety Professional and a Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Honorary). He was elected to the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Council in October, 2004, and was elected President-Elect of ABSA for 2008. He served as the ABSA President October 2008 to October 2009. Bob is on the Editorial Board for Applied Biosafety. Bob has taught many pre-conference and summer session courses for ABSA and the Eagleson Institute. In addition to his CSU and ABSA activities, he has been the Executive Director of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) since 1987, and was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Animal Health Research Reviews. Bob was chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) of the National Institute of Health (NIH) for 2007 through 2011. Bob serves on the Biosafety Committees for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC). In 2004, Bob initiated and continues to direct the Biosafety and Biosecurity Training Course (BBTC) in Fort Collins, CO. The BBTC is held each July and includes Animal, Plant, and General biosafety and biosecurity training sessions. Bob initiated and is currently gaining administrative approval for a Master's in Microbiology with a Biosafety Concentration, at Colorado State University.