Legionella Testing / Biosafety Training


Our Experience

Director Qualifications

  • The GTS Legionella Lab 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, select agents, pathogens, research compliance in the areas of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids, human subjects, animal research, material transfer agreements, and shipping certification.

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

  • 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 microbiology and biosafety fields.

List of Legionella presentations and scientific papers

List of all presentations and scientific publications

Many of his 55 publications are available at Research Gate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Gilpin

  • Richard Gilpin directs the biosafety training course “Control of Biohazards in the Research Laboratory” started by Byron S. Tepper, Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, 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 the course at various locations in the United States and overseas. The one week Control of Biohazards course is also presented at the Johns Hopkins University Mt. Washington Campus and Conference Center.

  • Dr. Gilpin is a 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 29-year active member of ABSA International, a 52-year active member of the American Society for Microbiology, an emeritus member of the ASM National Registry of Certified Microbiologists, and a 24-year active member of the NSF International Standard 49 Biosafety Cabinetry Joint Committee.

 Richard W Gilpin, Ph.D., RBP, CBSP

Richard W Gilpin, Ph.D., RBP, CBSP