Laboratory and Biosafety

The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance (ORARC), in conjunction with the Laboratory and Biological Safety Focus Forum (LBFF) and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), is committed to providing on-going support and education to the Harvard Chan School research community.

The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance provides laboratory and biosafety staff access to educational resources, as well as quality improvement support to sustain laboratory best practices and adhere to institutional, local, and federal policies governing the conduct of laboratory research.

For lab management tools and other lab-specific needs, visit the EH&S website.


Noman Siddiqi – Chair, Lab and Biosafety Focused Forum (LBFF), HSPH
Senior Lab Director
Department of Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Delia Wolf Christiani
Associate Dean, Regulatory Affairs & Research Compliance

Leslie Howes
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Research Compliance (ORARC)

Stanley Estime
Associate Director, Bio & Lab Safety, ORARC

Jackie Kerr
Manager of Lab Safety Services, EH&S, Harvard

Hassan Rone
Laboratory Safety Advisor, EH&S, Harvard

Seema Bhalchandra
Senior Biosafety Officer, EH&S, Harvard

Danny Beaudoin
Director of Planning and Facilities, HSPH

Sally Bedugnis
Research Operations Manager
Department of Environmental Health

Jennifer Ford
Clinical Research Nurse Manager
Occupational Health, Environmental Health & Epidemiology

Brian Frederick
Senior Research and Operations Manager
Department of Molecular Metabolism

John Obrycki
Research Operations & Bios Freezer Core Manager
Department of Nutrition

Patrice Soule
Senior Laboratory and Project Manager, DF/HCC Genotyping and Genetics for Population Sciences
Department of Epidemiology