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Research Safety Division

Management

  • Lance Scott

    Lance Scott

    Research Safety Manager – 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

Biosafety

  • Seth Mullen, B.S.

    Seth Mullen, B.S.

    Biosafety Officer – EH&S Institutional Biosafety Committee representative; oversee biosafety training, laboratory compliance with Federal, State and local regulations with regards to Bloodborne pathogens, recombinant DNA, Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standards, and Biohazard Use Authorizations. After hours emergency responder. Credentials: B.S. Environmental Health, University of Washington

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

    Sheryl Major, B.S., REHS

    High Containment Officer – Manage and develop the High Containment Laboratory Program to support high containment facilities, arthropod containment level 2 facilities, and laboratories working with Select Agents & Toxins. The program includes biosafety, biosecurity, compliance oversight, inspections, and emergency planning and response. UCSD High Containment Laboratory Oversight Committee member and UCSD Institutional Biosafety Committee 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

  • Susan Mayo, Ph.D.

    Susan Mayo, Ph.D.

    Associate Biosafety Officer – Process and review Biohazard Use Authorization (BUA) applications and perform laboratory inspections as a function thereof, technical support to the Biosafety office, and point of contact for Funding Agency Verification Letters.

    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 – Process and review Biohazard Use Authorization (BUA) applications and perform laboratory inspections as a function thereof, technical support to the Biosafety office, and point of contact for Funding Agency Verification Letters.

    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 – Process and review Biohazard Use Authorization (BUA) applications and perform laboratory inspections as a function thereof, technical support to the Biosafety office, and point of contact for Funding Agency Verification Letters.

    Phone: (858) 534-6138 Cell: (858) 295-9396 E-mail: alubar@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 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

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.

    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

Occupational Health Nurse

  • Kathryn Bryan, RN, CCM, COHN-S, PHN

    Kathryn Bryan, RN, CCM, COHN-S, PHN

    EH&S Occupational Health Nurse – Manage medical surveillance program for UCSD’s researchers.  Work with COEM and the UCSD Institutional Biosafety Committee to review research protocol and assess for occupational health risks for UCSD’s researchers and animal care handlers. Use surveillance information to design and implement a medical surveillance program that complies with best medical practice, government regulations and meets audit standards.

    Phone: (858) 534-8225 Cell: (858) 583-3285 FAX: (858) 724-3054 E-mail: k1bryan@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0090 Office location: Central Research Services Facility, Room 231

  • Alexis Rimer

    Alexis Rimer

    PPE Program Coordinator – Coordinate the PPE Distribution Program for UCSD researchers; oversee the PPE Fittings in the University Center 401 building; coordinate the Lab Coat Laundry Service.

    Phone: (858) 534-2698 E-mail: arimerklak@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0091 Office location: University Center 401, Room 117

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) 534-2112 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

  • Amy Moore, Ph.D.

    Amy Moore, Ph.D.

    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) 663-1520 E-mail: almoore@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