Our Compliance Officer, Mr. Erick Ayala Santos, works as a liaison between all MSC Regulatory Committees promoting integration, education, and adherence to Institutional, regional, and federal regulations.

  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is led Dr. Joseph Bloom Oquendo, President of IBC since 2009. Dr. Bloom has ample expertise in federal and state laboratory and biomedical regulations. He may be contacted by email: joseph.bloom@upr.edu or at extension 5509/ 5510.
  • Institutional Animals Care and Use Committee (IACUC) led by Dra. Elizabeth Rivera Velazquez, President of IACUC since 2004. She joined MSC on August 1983. Dr. Rivera may be reached by email: elizabeth.rivera11@upr.edu or at extension 1836.
  • Institutional Radiation Safety Committee (IRSC) lea by Dra. Annabell Segarra Marrero, President of the Radiation Safety Committee since 2002. Dra. Segarra may be reached by email: annabell.segarra@upr.edu or at extension 1965.
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) lead by Dra. Vanessa Sepúlveda Rivera, President of the IRB, since 2015, she may be reached by email vanessa.sepulveda@upr.edu or at extension 2510-2514.