The Emory EHSO Research Safety Team Welcomes Two Members

Meet our new building liaisons!

Amos Kennedy

Amos Kennedy will be the new building liaison for the following buildings: Whitehead and Wesley Woods. Amos received a B.S. in Physics in 2002 from Indiana University and an M.S. in Physics in 2005 from “The One and Only” Emory University. After finishing school and earning his graduate degree, he worked for an environmental laboratory conducting quality control and quality assurance on samples. Amos chose a career in research laboratory safety because he found that the environmental field was a unique area to apply his educational background. He is also very excited to give back to a community that played a major role in his educational development. Outside of the lab, Amos’ activities include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Aikido. He is the proud father of an amazing Staffordshire Terrier. On the weekend you can find him out on his back-porch smoking all types of delicious meats: ribs, pork butt, brisket, etc. Amos is a huge Chicago Cubs fans and can be found wearing his Cubs hat.

Brad Porter

Brad Porter will be the new building liaison for the following buildings: ECC, HSRB, Anthropology, Psychology, and the Greenhouse. Brad completed his B.Sc. in Bioenvironmental Sciences from Texas A&M University. As an undergraduate student he worked at TAMU’s Laboratory Animal Resources & Research. Brad was also a cooperative education student at Radian Corporation where he contributed to a noise pollution study at Austin’s Holly Street Power Plant and a ground water contamination study at Reese Air Force Base. He attended graduate school at Kansas Stat e University and his Ph.D. research focused on mapping a rice gene associated with resistance to Xanthomonas oryzae. Following his Ph.D., Brad accepted a position at the University of Hawaii where he contributed to numerous molecular biology research projects. Brad also taught undergraduate microbiology, botany, and phytobiotechnology and was a member of the University’s Institutional Biosafety Committee and College Faculty Senate. After his wife accepted a position at the CDC, he joined her in Atlanta. Brad says he is very happy to be part of Emory’s Environmental Health and Safety Office and looks forward to getting to know everyone!


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