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Instructional Labs

The Instructional Lab staff support the faculty teaching lab classes. Lab classes promote student learning through safe, hands-on practice in experimental biology. The Division offers a number of lab courses in Tata and York Halls throughout the academic year and summer session. These labs house cutting-edge equipment and technology to support a wide range of experimental activities.

We assist with...

  • Purchasing materials and equipment for lab classes
  • Preparing solutions and reagents for student use
  • Maintain and care for stocks of microorganisms, plants, and other biological specimens
  • Troubleshooting issues with equipment and experiments
  • Maintaining a clean and safe instructional lab environment
  • Proper disposal of waste according to campus regulations
  • Projecting future demand for lab classes
  • Scheduling lab classes
  • Setting appropriate course materials fees

Contact

Lab Course Safety (for students and IAs)
biologysafetytraining@ucsd.edu
General
biougl@ucsd.edu

Staff

Melissa Micou, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator
mmicou@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-1087
York Hall 3080B
Provides administrative and academic leadership including fiscal oversight, enrollment projections and scheduling, and serving as liaison for groups that wish to use the lab facilities.
Dennis Hickey
Lab Manager
(858) 534-9406
York Hall 3434
Supervises lab staff, plans work schedules and assignments, supports development of new labs, acts as backup support for all classes and primary support for BIEB 135 and BICD 123.
Ana Gomez
Assistant Lab Manager
(858) 246-0952
Tata Hall 2105
Manages lab supplies and equipment inventory, assists Lab Manager in all capacities, and primary support for BIMM 121.

Staff Research Associates

Brandon Chechile
Primary support for BIPN 145 and BICD 145.
Kritin Karkare
Primary support for bioinformatics (multiple classes) and backup support for BILD 4 and BIMM 121.
Andrew Moore
Primary support for BIMM 101.
Joe Stagg
Area Safety Coordinator and primary support for BIBC 103 and BIBC 151.
Deborah Wong
Primary support for BILD 4 and BIEB 123.

Lab Assistants

Kenneth Edwards
Prepares media, plates, and stock solutions, manages biohazardous and chemical waste, and cleans and stocks labs.
Jamie Sanchez
Supports BIEB 121, prepares media, plates, and stock solutions, manages biohazardous and chemical waste, and cleans and stocks labs.
Bobby Waddell
Autoclaves and washes dishes and equipment, manages biohazardous and chemical waste, and cleans and stocks labs.

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