Legionella Testing / Biosafety Training


Our Qualifications

Director Qualifications

The Legionella Testing Laboratory and Control of Biohazards Course director Richard Gilpin is President of Richard W. Gilpin, Ph.D. Limited, a Maryland Corporation founded in 1981 and incorporated in 1986. R. Gilpin, Limited consulting includes all aspects of biosafety, legionella testing, expert witness testimony, environmental microbiology, indoor air quality, laboratory and hospital safety, research compliance in the areas of recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids, human subjects, animal research, material transfer agreements, shipping certification, invention disclosures and research grant/contract reporting.

Richard W. Gilpin, Ph.D., RBP, CBSP is a research microbiologist with 35 years experience on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, and Medical College of Pennsylvania (Drexel).

Dr. Gilpin is a recognized expert on quantitative testing for legionella in warm water-containing mechanical equipment. He has presented and published numerous papers in the microbiology and biosafety field.

List of Legionella presentations and scientific papers

List of all presentations and scientific publications

Many of his 52 publications are available at Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Gilpin

Richard Gilpin directs the biosafety training course “Control of Biohazards Course” started by Byron S. Tepper, Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD in 1979 under contract from the NIH Division of Safety and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Gilpin co-directed the course with Dr. Tepper from 1989 until Dr. Tepper’s retirement in 2010. Dr. Gilpin continues this biosafety training course at various locations in the United States and overseas. The one week Control of Biohazards course at the Johns Hopkins University Mt. Washington Conference Center was presented in August 7 - 11, 2017. The course may be presented at JHU in April 2018.

Dr. Gilpin is a full benefit faculty/senior staff retiree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, a former research & development manager at Becton, Dickinson Diagnostic Systems, a 28-year active member of ABSA International, a 51-year active member of the American Society for Microbiology, an emeritus member of the ASM National Registry of Certified Microbiologists, and a 25-year active member of the NSF International Standard 49 Biosafety Cabinetry Joint Committee.

Richard W Gilpin, PhD

Richard W Gilpin, PhD