Laboratory Safety Division & Compliance

Laboratory Safety Division & Compliance

The Laboratory Safety Division and Research Compliance are comprised of a number of specialists from a variety of scientific research and safety backgrounds encompassing chemical safety, biological safety, radiological and laser safety and general laboratory safety.

The team serves as a resource to the UTSA research and teaching community and support faculty, staff and students in navigating research compliance. The Laboratory Safety Division can provide consultations, protocol pre-reviews for research protocols, site and risk assessments, training and lab evaluations.


Meet the Team

Interim Director of Laboratory Safety and Compliance

Richard Garza

Expertise: Hazardous Materials Management Manager 


Biosafety Officer

Dianna Olukotun

Expertise: IACUC, Research & Safety Committees 


Chemical Hygiene Officer

Natalie Metzger

Areas of Expertise: Chemical Safety


Radiation & Laser Safety Coordinator

Quy Fung, MS

Areas of Expertise: Radiation & Laser Safety, Biosafety


Chemical Inventory & Safety Coordinator

Alex Santillan, Ph.D.

Expertise: Chemical Safety


Laboratory Safety Specialists

Andrem Denham, BASc | Expertise: Physical Safety

Cynthia Galindo, BS, ASP | Expertise: Biosafety