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Safety Assistance

The Safety Office is committed to providing effective consultation and safety support to research laboratories in the Division of Biological Sciences.

It is our mission to promote safe research practices through the administration, coordination, and instruction of UCSD laboratory safety policies. We believe in fostering close relationships with laboratories and working together to cultivate a safe research environment for all.


University of California, San Diego
Division of Biological Sciences
9500 Gilman Drive
Bonner Hall 1241, Mail Code 0368
La Jolla, CA 92093-0368

Quick Links


Hanako Wyles, Division Safety Officer
hwyles@ucsd.edu | (858) 822-1358

Scott Asbach, Assistant Safety Officer

sasbach@ucsd.edu | (858) 534-5017

Neghin Jafarzadeh, Divisional Safety Assistant
njafarza@ucsd.edu | (858) 534-6432


Getting Started in Lab

Select from the following links below for a checklist of required tasks to accomplish when first starting laboratory work at UCSD.

General Information



Decontamination & Waste Management