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Research Safety Division

Management

  • Lance Scott

    Lance Scott

    Research Safety Manager & Associate EH&S Director – Develop and implement integrated programs to protect researchers and visitors from hazards within all UC San Diego laboratory facilities; act as primary EH&S liaison with research faculty; manage the operations of the EH&S Research Safety division which includes the sub-disciplines of biosafety, controlled substances use, laboratory chemical hygiene, and the Research Assistance Program. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 534-7651 Cell: (858) 583-3267 E-mail: lscott@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 237

  • Darren Cannone

    Darren Cannone

    Laboratory Safety Manager – Manage and develop the Research Assistance Program and Chemical Hygiene Program, including research-related support functions such as hazard assessments, industrial hygiene reviews, respiratory fit testing, laboratory indoor air quality (IAQ) surveys, injury and illness investigations and laboratory design consultation. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 534-2118 Cell: (858) 232-0811 E-mail: dcannone@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 238

  • VACANT

    VACANT

    Research Safety Assistant – Provide administrative support to the Research Safety manager and division.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  •  Alexis Fiori

    Alexis Fiori

    PPE Program Coordinator – Coordinate the PPE Distribution Program for UC San Diego researchers; oversee the PPE Fittings and coordinates the Lab Coat Laundry Service.

    Phone: (858) 534-2698 E-mail: afiori@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0091 Office location: 101 Marshall College 

Biosafety

  • Sheryl Major, B.S., REHS

    Sheryl Major, B.S., REHS

    Campus Biosafety Officer – Manage and develop the UC San Diego Biosafety Program to support research involving biological materials/agents, clinical trials, high containment facilities, and laboratories working with Select Agents & Toxins. The program includes biosafety, biosecurity, compliance oversight, training, inspections, federal permit support, and emergency planning and response. UC San Diego Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Administrative Chair, UC San Diego Institutional Review Entity (IRE) Administrative Chair, UC San Diego Human Gene Therapy Institutional Biosafety Committee (HGT IBC) member, and UC San Diego High Containment Laboratory Oversight Committee (HCLOC) member. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 822-2493 Cell: (858) 220-9669 E-mail: smajor@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Seth Mullen, B.S.

    Seth Mullen, B.S.

    Human Gene Therapy Biosafety Officer – UC San Diego Human Gene Therapy/Human Gene Transfer Institutional Biosafety Committee (HGT IBC) representative; oversee HGT biosafety training, compliance with Federal, State and local regulations with regards to bloodborne pathogens and clinical research involving human gene therapy or transfer. After hours emergency responder.


    Phone: (858) 534-0353 Cell: (858) 583-3263 E-mail: smullen@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Aristea Lubar, B.S.

    Aristea Lubar, B.S.

    High Containment Officer – Manage and develop programs for high containment laboratories. Programmatic elements include biosecurity, biosafety, training, inspections, compliance oversight, and emergency planning and response. UC San Diego High Containment Laboratory Oversight Committee (HCLOC) Administrative Chair, UC San Diego Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) member, and UC San Diego Institutional Review Entity (IRE) member. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 534-6138 Cell: (858) 295-9396 E-mail: alubar@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Ester Merki, PhD

    Ester Merki, PhD

    Associate Biosafety Officer – Processes and reviews Biohazard Use Authorizations (BUA) applications, conducts laboratory audits for use of biological materials, and offers technical support as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity. Assists lab in obtaining necessary federal and state approval/permits and interfaces with regulatory agencies as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity.

    Phone: (858) 534-6059 Cell: (858) 752-0195 E-mail: emerki@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Jennifer Diethelm

    Jennifer Diethelm

    Associate Biosafety Officer – Processes and reviews Biohazard Use Authorizations (BUA) applications, conducts laboratory audits for use of biological materials, and offers technical support as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity. Assists lab in obtaining necessary federal and state approval/permits and interfaces with regulatory agencies as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity.

    Phone: (858) 534-5366 Cell: (858) 583-1808 E-mail: jdiethelm@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Vanessa Cook, PhD

    Vanessa Cook, PhD

    Associate Biosafety Officer – Processes and reviews Biohazard Use Authorizations (BUA) applications, conducts laboratory audits for use of biological materials, and offers technical support as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity. Assists lab in obtaining necessary federal and state approval/permits and interfaces with regulatory agencies as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity.

    Phone: (858) 534-8854 Cell: (858) 583-3261 E-mail: vcook@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

Controlled Substances

  • Wendy Scott, B.S.

    Wendy Scott, B.S.

    Controlled Substances Program Manager– Manage controlled substances acquisition, use, and disposal at UC San Diego. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 534-1362 Cell: (858) 583-2103 E-mail:wscott@ucsd.eduMail Code: 0090Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 240
  • Monica Esswein, B.S.

    Monica Esswein, B.S.

    Controlled Substances Program Specialist – Facilitate controlled substances acquisition, use, and disposal at UC San Diego. After hours emergency responder. Additional Credentials: Certified in Supply Management, UC San Diego Extension.

    Phone: (858) 534-9016 Cell: (858) 352-8366 FAX: (858) 822-0561 E-mail: messwein@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 240

Laboratory Safety

  • Kelvin Huang

    Kelvin Huang

    Associate Industrial Hygienist – Implement and conduct training classes in Hearing Conservation, Asbestos, Indoor Environment Quality, and Personal Protective Equipment; provide services to reduce and prevent occupational-related injuries and illnesses. After-hours duty responder.

    Phone: (858) 534-3721 Cell: (858) 583-1588 FAX: (858) 822-3769 Email: k4huang@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0958 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Kay Lee

    Kay Lee

    Associate Industrial Hygienist – Implement and conduct training classes in Respiratory Protection, Lead, Indoor Environment Quality, and Personal Protective Equipment; provide services to reduce and prevent occupational-related injuries and illnesses. After-hours duty responder. 

    Phone: (858) 534-8780 Cell: (858)-220-8076 FAX: (858) 822-3769 Email: kaylee@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0958 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

Chemical Safety

  • VACANT

    VACANT

    Chemical Hygiene Officer – Manage the campus Chemical Hygiene Program. After hours emergency responder.

Research Assistance Program (RAP)

  • VACANT

    VACANT

    Research Assistance Program Supervisor – Develop and implement research-related safety services for laboratories, including routine audits of lab space, general lab safety guidance, and basic biosafety, chemical, and radiological safety. After hours emergency responder.

  • Ken Jacoby

    Ken Jacoby

    Research Assistance Specialist – Provide basic research-related safety services to laboratories, including routine audits of lab space, general lab safety guidance, and basic biosafety, chemical, and radiological safety. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 534-4172 Cell: (858) 583-3258 E-mail: kjacoby@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Rich Haefele

    Rich Haefele

    Research Assistance Specialist – Provide basic research-related safety services to laboratories, including routine audits of lab space, general lab safety guidance, and basic biosafety, chemical, and radiological safety. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 534-2823 Cell: (858) 688-1067 E-mail: rhaefele@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Dan LaPel

    Dan LaPel

    Research Assistance Specialist – Provide basic research-related safety services to laboratories, including routine audits of lab space, general lab safety guidance, and basic biosafety, chemical, and radiological safety. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 822-1743 Cell: (858) 583-3285 E-mail: dlapel@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Rachel Reed

    Rachel Reed

    Research Assistance Specialist – Provide basic research-related safety services to laboratories, including routine audits of lab space, general lab safety guidance, and basic biosafety, chemical, and radiological safety. After hours emergency responder.

    Cell: (858) 583-3286 E-mail: r3reed@csd.EDU Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Brian James

    Brian James

    Research Assistance Specialist – Provide basic research-related safety services to laboratories, including routine audits of lab space, general lab safety guidance, and basic biosafety, chemical, and radiological safety. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 246-1852 Cell: (858) 263-9390 E-mail: b1james@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Justin Bitter

    Justin Bitter

    Research Assistance Specialist – Provide basic research-related safety services to laboratories, including routine audits of lab space, general lab safety guidance, and basic biosafety, chemical, and radiological safety. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 534-6143 Cell: (858) 967-7673 FAX: (858) 534-9708 E-mail: jbitter@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241
  • Daniel Schuller

    Daniel Schuller

    Research Assistance Specialist – Provide basic research-related safety services to laboratories, including routine audits of lab space, general lab safety guidance, and basic biosafety, chemical, and radiological safety. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 583-1495 E-mail: dschuller@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • VACANT

    Research Assistance Specialist – Provide basic research-related safety services to laboratories, including routine audits of lab space, general lab safety guidance, and basic biosafety, chemical, and radiological safety. After hours emergency responder.
  • VACANT

    VACANT

    Research Assistance Specialist – Provide basic research-related safety services to laboratories, including routine audits of lab space, general lab safety guidance, and basic biosafety, chemical, and radiological safety. After hours emergency responder.