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Contact Information

Below is a list of general contacts for major business units within the School. Details about specific inquiries may be found on the unit's webpage.

Unit Contact
Student and Instructional Services
Undergraduate General/Non-UCSD students: 858-534-0557 Pacific Hall 1128
UCSD students: Virtual Advising Center (VAC)
Graduate PhD Program:
PhD Admissions:
Prospective & Current MS students: Virtual Advising Center (VAC)
Instructional Labs Lab Course Safety (for students and Instructional Assistants):
Student Success and Engagement General:
Executive Leadership
Assistant Dean Katherine Emmett
Chief Operations Officer In Recruitment
Chief Financial Officer In Recruitment
Sr. Director, Educational Strategy Dana Brehm
Sr. Director of Academic and Staff Human Resources Laura Ta
School of Biological Sciences Administrative Services
Academic & Staff Human Resources General Inquiries
Student Hiring Inquiries
Timekeeping Inquiries
Accounting & Financial Services Darren Blair, Assistant Director of Accounting & Financial Services, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Business Analytics & Financial Reporting Lindsay Root, Business Analytics & Financial Reporting Supervisor
Computer Services Computer and Networking Help
Physical Access to Biology Buildings
School Website Requests
Dean's Office Reception, 858-822-4622
Facilities and Shops Trevor Thiessen, Facilities and Shops Manager
Faculty Assistants Alex Tea, Dean's Executive Assistant and Administrative Support Supervisor
Safety Assistance Ashley Miller, Safety Officer
Sponsored Projects Administration
Bethany Ginzburg, Interim Pre-Award Contracts & Grants Manager
Lindsay Root, Interim Post-Award Contracts & Grants Manager
UC San Diego Central Services
UC San Diego Purchasing and Procurement Andrea Orozco,
Buyer II UC San Diego IPPS
Travel and Entertainment


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