Biosafety @ EH&S

What Biosafety Does

Biosafety is a team of experts with various backgrounds in the biological sciences and focused 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 discussions; 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.

Meet Our Team

Biosafety Officer  Stacey Kraemer, PhD, CBSP, RBP

Associate Biosafety Officer  Amanda Ogden, RVT, RLATG

Assistant Biosafety Officer  Marina Kirkland, MS

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