UC Center for Laboratory Safety

Contacts

Craig Merlic, UCLA
Executive Director, UC Center for Laboratory Safety
Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Email: merlic@chem.ucla.edu
Phone: (310)206-8550

Imke Schroeder, UCLA
Research Project Manager, UC Center for Laboratory Safety
Adjunct Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
Email: ischroeder@ehs.ucla.edu
Phone: (310)794-5369

Mission

  1. Sponsor and support research in laboratory safety
  2. Develop and translate research into applied best practices
  3. Facilitate implementation and optimization of laboratory safety practices

Goals

UCCLS aims to positively impact lab safety practices and lab safety culture in research laboratories through:
  • Supporting innovative research in laboratory safety
  • Publishing outcomes from lab safety research in peer-reviewed journals that are widely available to stakeholders
  • Opening communication between EH&S experts and researchers by hosting lab safety workshops aimed at problem solving
  • Supporting training programs in lab safety