Jonathan Richmond

Biosafety-virology, laboratory and animal biosafety, laboratory design.

Jonathan Richmond Biosafety ExpertDr. Jonathan Richmond serves as a biosafety consultant to the World Health Organization and is CEO of Jonathan Richmond and Associates (, a biosafety consulting firm with a global clientele. He retired recently after 35 years of United States federal service, during which he served as a research virologist with the USDA, as a biosafety professional with the NIH, and as Director of the Office of Health and Safety at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

A past president of the American Biological Safety Association, Dr. Richmond continues to serve as the Editor of ABSA’s Anthology of Biosafety publications. He has authored numerous publications in the fields of virology, laboratory and animal biosafety, and laboratory design.

He served as co-editor of the 3rd and 4th editions of the CDC/NIH’s Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, a contributing editor to the 5th edition, and was a contributor to the recent publication of the WHO’s Laboratory Biosafety Manual, 3rd edition.


Fifty scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Richmond, JY, Editor.  Anthologies of Biosafety, volumes I – X, 1999-2007, ABSA.

Richmond, JY and RW  McKinney, Editors.  CDC/NIH, Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 4th edition, 1999 and contributing editor to the 5th edition, 2007.

WHO, Laboratory Biosafety Manual, 2nd & 3rd editions, contributing editor