AJ Troiano, PhD, RBP (ABSA)
Principal, Scorton Creek Biosafety

Our Story

Ask biological safety professionals how they started their career – every story is unique and involves some degree of being in the right place at the right time. For me that was during the Ebola Virus Epidemic in 2015 where I found myself working as the Biosafety Officer and Responsible Official for a state health department. Throughout my career, I learned to say, “we serve science” and we do it to protect people, their families, and the environment.

Scorton Creek in East Sandwich, MA (my hometown) is a coastal conservation area where you can find families, dogs, and unmatched environmental scenery. It represents everything that we as safety professionals work to preserve and protect and serves as the inspiration behind SC Biosafety.

Areas of Expertise

Biosafety, Biosecurity, Biological Risk Mitigation, Risk Assessment, Risk Communication, Laboratory Operations, SOP Evaluation, Validation, & Verification, Synthetic Biology, Gene Editing Technologies, Emerging Infectious Diseases, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, CDC Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 6th Edition, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Recombinant DNA (rDNA) Guidelines, Biohazardous Materials Management, Laboratory Gap Analysis, Program Metrics, BSL-2, BSL-2+ (BSL-2 Enhanced), and BSL-3 (High Containment) Support, Institutional Biosafety Committee Management and Support, Emergency Preparedness & Response (biological spills, exposures, and releases), Regulatory Permitting and Reporting, Laboratory Design and Planning, Behavior Based Safety, Inherent and Residual Risk Factors, CDC and USDA Import Permits, CDC and USDA Federal Select Agent Program Support