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The Scishield EHS Community Connection Webinar Series

How to Engage Your Scientists in Safety

Our scientists can be our greatest assets for safety, if we can just figure out how to bring them in. Join us to discuss strategies for this difficult task. [This webinar aired on Thursday April 8, 2021]

Meet the Panelists:

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Divya Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.

Associate Director, EHS

Divya Krishnamurthy is Associate Director of EHS at Ultragenyx, where she is responsible for establishing site EHS vision and policy and helping drive a culture of excellence in EHS. She is a former bench scientist with 10+ years of experience spanning R&D and EHS in both academia and industry. Divya is passionate about creating and sustaining fully integrated EHS programs that keep people safe and healthy with a positive impact to our environment.
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Partha Krishnan

HSE Deputy Director

Partha started his career as a bench scientist and transitioned to a career in occupational health and safety where he has leveraged his experience as a scientist to promote laboratory safety. Currently, Partha serves as the HSE Head for Sanofi Pasteur site based in Cambridge, MA for the past 3 years. In this role he provides leadership and guidance for all HSE programs to promote and sustain a positive safety culture. Prior to this, Partha has held several EHS positions in varying capacities at UCLA, Yale, and Harvard.

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Megan Shoff

Biological Safety Officer
University of North Texas

I am a microbiologist, who for the past two years, have been the biological safety officer at UNT. I came to UNT from  the CDC Division of Select Agents and Toxins where I was an inspector/microbiologist. Prior to working at the CDC, I was a professor and prior to that was a researcher at the FDA in the Infection Control Laboratory, where we specialized in disinfection and sterilization.

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Becky Grunewald

Lab, Field, Radiation & Industrial Safety Program Manager
University of California, Davis

Becky studied biology and managed a neuroscience lab at UC Davis for ten years. In 2013, she embarked on a career in safety when she came to work for UC Davis Environmental Health and Safety as a lab safety professional. She now manages a team that includes the lab safety inspection program, radiation safety, remote field research safety and industrial safety. In her free time, she likes to travel and her pandemic hobby is keeping her sourdough starter fed and alive.

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Matt Segal

Matt found his way to SciShield after working at Boston Children's Hospital performing translational rare blood disease research. As the safety guy in his lab, he saw firsthand how challenging it was to manage safety in a laboratory environment and wanted to find a way to help. He now spends his time hosting webinars, arguing with his 3D printer, and cooking food in plastic bags at low temperatures.