Biosafety @ EH&S


What Biosafety Does

Biosafety is a team of experts with various backgrounds in the biological sciences and training on personal, laboratory and environmental exposure prevention. Biosafety is available to help identify hazards associated with biological research; suggest methods to mitigate associated risks; and serve as a resource for federal, state and local safety guidelines and regulations. Biosafety may conduct laboratory site assessments, reviews, consultations and training; facilitate small group training sessions; and respond to emergencies. The Biosafety Officer serves as a voting member on the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the Biosafety office is the point of contact for biosafety-related regulatory agencies.

Recent changes to the Biosafety program are summarized here

For general inquires call (310) 206-3929 or email [email protected].

Meet Our Team

Biosafety Officer  Christine Tafoya

Assistant Biosafety Officer joseph callahan

Assistant Biosafety Officer  Breena Stoner, MS

Assistant Biosafety Officer  Anne Vitoreli, MS

    • Biosafety site assessments, reviews, consultations, small group discussions
    • Medical waste program
    • EH&S Biosafety training
    • Biological research-related incident investigations and response
    • Institutional Biosafety Plan (IBP)
    • Exposure Control Plans
    • Import/transport permit guidance for biological materials, including plants and soils
    • Standard operating procedure safety guidance
    • Agent summary program
    • UCLA-affiliated biological sciences research and teaching community
    • UCLA research support services

    Who are our main collaborators?

    • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
    • Research Safety and Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA)
    • High Containment Laboratory Oversight Group (HCLOG)
    • Dual Use Research Entity (DURE)
    • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, including
      • Division of Laboratory Medicine (DLAM)
      • UCLA Pathology Department
    • UCLA School of Dentistry
    • UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center
    • Facilities management and DPMO
    • UCLA Health EH&S
    • Other UC Campuses