A Certified Biological Safety Professional and Registered Biosafety Professional, Rob holds more than two decades of experience helping health systems and independent laboratories ensure safety and compliance while facilitating laboratory efficiency.

An expert in institutional biosafety programs, Rob provides comprehensive management and safety support for researchers. Among other activities, he has created and delivered safety training, conducted risk assessments, served on Institutional Biosafety Committees and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, performed lab inspections, reviewed grants, responded to laboratory accidents and spills, and reported to external oversight agencies.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rob applied his expertise to help biomedical facilities ensure strict safety measures were upheld and kept pace with the critical need to rapidly research and better understand SARS-CoV-2.

Rob’s management expertise is grounded in his own background as a research analyst. In previous roles, he has evaluated research programs and recommended strategies to better manage institutional spaces and facilities. He also has assisted in the development of policies governing the use and maintenance of research facilities, participated in the planning and design of large research laboratory renovations and new construction, and coordinated laboratory relocations. His expertise spans both operations and financial management, always with an eye on the long-term safety and success of research activities.

A prolific author, Rob has published research in nearly a dozen journals, including, Infection and Immunity, International Journal of Microbiology, and BMC Microbiology.

  • B.S. Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professional Certifications & Training
  • Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP), ABSA International
  • Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP), ABSA International
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