J. Paul Jennette, MS, PE, RBP

Director of College Biocontainment Operations , Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine


Paul Jennette holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Environmental Engineering from Cornell and the University of Massachusetts, respectively, and is both a Registered Professional Engineer and a Registered Biosafety Professional. Since 1999, he has held the position of Biosafety Engineer at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and is now also the Director of Biocontainment Operations there. A few of Paul's duties include design, verification, operation, decontamination, training, and program management related to the College's BSL-3 and ABSL-3 facilities, managing the College's rabies risk management program, and directing the College's medical waste management program. Paul serves as the American Biological Safety Association's representative on the ANSI committee to develop a national standard for the verification of BSL-3 facility performance, is a reviewer and lead author of a technical column for the Applied Biosafety journal, and is a member of ABSA's Professional Development Team. He is a co-chair of ABSA's Principles & Practices of Biosafety class as well as a regular instructor for BSL-3 courses offered by the Eagleson Institute and ABSA.