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Instructional Labs

Mission

There are two instructional lab support units in SNS, one for life sciences and one for physical sciences. Each is dedicated to providing support for faculty, instructors, students, and administration in pursuit of achieving excellence in instruction. The mission of each instructional lab support unit is to facilitate instruction, to oversee instructional laboratory safety, and to see that the necessary tools of instruction are accessible and maintained. Each unit strives to act as a responsible steward of successful learning environments while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for a diverse campus and the greater community. 


Services

The Instructional Lab units provides the following services:

  • Provides trainings to instructors and teaching assistants on the appropriate safety protocols in the instructional labs.
  • Prepares the appropriate materials and equipment for the execution of experiments offered in the various course offerings.
  • Work with faculty to support the implementation and execution of new experiments that align with course curriculum.

Resources


Staff

Life Sciences

Dr. Jim Whalen, Instructional Lab Manager - Life Sciences
jwhalen@ucmerced.edu | (209) 228-4762
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 184

 

Dr. Eryn Lee, Biological Sciences Instructional Lab Supervisor
elee244@ucmerced.edu | (209) 228-4181
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 156B

 

Esther Buie, Biology/LES Scientific Research Associate
ebuie@ucmerced.edu | (209) 228-7957
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 168B

 

Leah Young-Chung, Biology/LES Scientific Research Associate
lyoung-chung@ucmerced.edu | (209) 228-7957
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 156A

 

Hiram Dominguez, Biology/LES Lab Assistant
hdominguez3@ucmerced.edu | (209) 228-7957
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 168B

 

Physical Sciences

Dr. Donna Jaramillo-Fellin, Physical Sciences Lab Manager
djaramillo-fellin@ucmerced.edu | (209) 228-7645
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 101

 

Dr. Melissa Russell, Chemistry Lab Coordinator
mrussell4@ucmerced.edu | (209) 228-4798
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 114B

 

Olivia Hua, Chemistry Lab Assistant
ohua@ucmerced.edu | (209) 228-4150
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 106A

 

Celso Lopez, Chemistry Lab Assistant
clopez77@ucmerced.edu | (209) 228-4150
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 106A

 

Stefanie Stepp, Physics Lab Coordinator
sstepp@ucmerced.edu | (209) 228-4531
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 114A