The High Containment Laboratory Oversight Group (HCLOG) was established in response to a March 4, 2015 UC Presidential directive that indicated that:

"Each campus should establish a High Containment Laboratory Oversight Group (Group) to coordinate laboratory operations, including preventative maintenance, testing and verification, and planning of modification to existing and proposed High Containment facilities, emergency management planning, and implementation of training for all laboratory-associated personnel groups."

The UCLA HCLOG is advisory to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

The HCLOG does not provide advice regarding non-research, clinical operations at the UCLA hospitals and clinics.

Committee Membership

Name Title
Jerome Zack, PhD (chair) Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Chair MIMG
Ricardo Barboza Fire Marshal, EH&S – Fire and Life Safety Division
Joseph Callahan Associate Biosafety Officer, EH&S
Samson Chow, PhD Professor and Vice Chair, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Luis De Vivero Police Sergeant, UCLA Police Department
Barbara Dillon High Containment Director, EH&S, and Responsible Official, UCLA Select Agent Program
Jeffrey Goodwin, DVM, PhD, DACLAM Executive Director and Attending Veterinarian, DLAM
Marcus Horwitz, MD, PhD Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease
Dean Malilay Director, Insurance and Risk Management
Lisa Martin Director, Office of Emergency Management
Curtis Plotkin Assistant Vice Chancellor – EH&S
Bryan Ruiz Director – Research Safety, EH&S, alternate to Curtis Plotkin
Adam Saby, MD Assistant Medical Director, Occupational Health Services
Kelly Schmader Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management
Sarah Sweeney Biosafety Officer, EH&S
Anne Vitoreli, PhD Laboratory Manager, CNSI