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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

  • Teresa Hull

    Teresa Hull

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

    Phone: (858) 534-8035 E-mail: thull@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  •  Alexis Fiori

    Alexis Fiori

    PPE Program Coordinator – Coordinate the PPE Distribution Program for UCSD 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 and High Containment Officer – Manage and develop the UCSD Biosafety Program and High Containment Laboratory Program to support research involving biological materials/agents, 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. UCSD Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) member, UCSD High Containment Laboratory Oversight Committee (HCLOC) member, and UCSD Institutional Review Entity (IRE) 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 – UCSD 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

  • Susan Mayo, Ph.D.

    Susan Mayo, Ph.D.

    Associate Biosafety Officer –Processes and reviews Biohazard Use Authorizations (BUA) applications, conduct laboratory audits for use of biological materials, and offers technical support as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity. Assist lab in obtaining necessary federal and state approval/permits and interfaces with regulatory agencies as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity. Provides specialized support for laboratories working with Exempt Select Agents & Toxins, vertebrate animals, and in vivaria with biohazardous materials.

    Phone: (858) 534-5366 Cell: (858) 518-1445 E-mail: smayo@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Melissa Ly

    Melissa Ly

    Associate Biosafety Officer –Processes and reviews Biohazard Use Authorizations (BUA) applications, conduct laboratory audits for use of biological materials, and offers technical support as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity. Assist lab in obtaining necessary federal and state approval/permits and interfaces with regulatory agencies as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity. Provides specialized support for laboratories working at Biosafety Level 2+ (Biosafety Level 2 with Biosafety Level 3 work practices) and in high containment facilities.

    Phone: (858) 534-8854 Cell: (858) 263-9390 E-mail: m2ly@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Aristea Lubar

    Aristea Lubar

    Associate Biosafety Officer –Processes and reviews Biohazard Use Authorizations (BUA) applications, conduct laboratory audits for use of biological materials, and offers technical support as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity. Assist lab in obtaining necessary federal and state approval/permits and interfaces with regulatory agencies as it pertains to biosafety/biosecurity. Provides specialized support for laboratories working with insects/arthropods, campus insectaries, and CDC/USDA/APHIS permitting processes

    Phone: (858) 534-6138 Cell: (858) 295-9396 E-mail: alubar@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

  • Jonathan Joyce, REHS, CHMM

    Jonathan Joyce, REHS, CHMM

    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, laboratory design consultation, and fume hood / eyewash / decontamination shower inspection and testing. After hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 822-6886 Cell: (858) 583-1808 E-mail: jjoyce@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 238
  • Anju Melkani, MS, MPH

    Anju Melkani, MS, MPH

    Industrial Hygienist – Provide broad spectrum industrial hygiene services to reduce and prevent occupational-related injuries and illnesses in research settings.

    Phone: (858) 246-1854 Cell: (858) 967-9322 E-mail: amelkani@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241
  • 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

  •  Doug Harvey, B.A., CHO

    Doug Harvey, B.A., CHO

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

    Phone: (858) 822-1579 Cell: (858) 583-3257 E-mail: daharvey@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 233

Research Assistance Program (RAP)

  • Darren Cannone

    Darren Cannone

    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.

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

  • Dennis Bithoulkas

    Dennis Bithoulkas

    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) 822-1872 Cell: (858) 583-3271 E-mail: dbithoulkas@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241
  • 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

  • Beth Leeks

    Beth Leeks

    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) 534-6359 Cell: (858) 583-3261 E-mail: bleeks@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241
  • Kayla Woodward, MFS

    Kayla Woodward, MFS

    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) 583-1495 E-mail: k1woodward@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

  • Michael Cerdinio

    Michael Cerdinio

    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) 534-2021 Cell: (858) 583-3286 E-mail: mcerdinio@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 241

  • Ester Merki

    Ester Merki

    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) 534-6059 Cell: (858) 752-0195 E-mail: emerki@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