The Bolton Lab

New To The Lab?


New members please complete all of the trainings listed below to begin working in the lab.

Access to PSC & Server

  • Send a copy of your GSU ID to Monica Barnes at and cc Jessica Bolton. She will forward your information to security. In a few days, a link for a quiz will appear in your iCollege page. Once you have successfully passed the quiz, your ID will grant you swipe access.

  • Ask Dr. Bolton at to contact Ryan about server access

  • If you plan on using a personal computer please also download the Avast antivirus software found here

Safety Training

  • Research Safety tab:

      • Intro to Security Awareness (you won’t be able to do this one until you have a PantherCard and send me the number)

    • Register ahead of time for the following:

      • Intro to Hazardous Waste Disposal (one Wednesday per month) 10:00am

      • Intro to Chematix (one Wednesday per month) 11:30am

      • Intro to Lab Safety (one Wednesday per month) 10:00am

      • Intro to Biosafety (one Wednesday per month) 10:00am

    • Mandatory Training (access here)

      • Right to Know

      • Bloodborne Pathogens

      • Hazardous Waste

Access here :

Email for Instructions :

IACUC Approval

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) requires that all lab personnel receive the following training to work with live animals:

  • Intro to mice

  • Working with IACUC

  • Ethical decision making

  • ALAT 14: Euthanasia

  • AVMA Guidelines for euthanasia of animals 2020

  • Pain Management in Laboratory Animals

  • Post-Procedure Care of Mice and Rats in Research: Minimizing Pain and Distress:

  • For Surgery: you will not be doing non-terminal surgeries, so you can skip this section

When you are finished, login into IRIS here so you can be added to the system.

MMPVAE Program

Lastly, register for the GSU medical monitoring MMPVAE program (


Email Madison at