Administrative Staff

Dr. Beth Lazazzera

Dr. Beth Lazazzera

Departmental Chair

4610B Molecular Science Bldg

(310)-794-4804

See Beth for: Curriculum Planning, Academic and Staff Personnel Matter, and Course Development.

Beth A. Lazazzera is a microbiologist who has been an arrived at UCLA in 1999 and was promoter to associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics in 2007. Dr. Lazazzera earned her B.S. in Microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her Ph.D. in Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her doctoral work advanced our understanding of the mechanism by which E. coli cells sense oxygen. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she began her work on bacterial communication, having identified a novel mechanism for bacterial cell-to-cell signaling.

Eric Wells

Chief Administrative Officer

2311 Life Sciences Building

(310) 825-8445

See Eric for: Manage Administrative Functions Including Finance/Budget, Academic personnel, Faculty Recruitment Staff Supervision

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Stephy Lao

Stephy Lao

Fund Manager

(310) 794-2780

See Stephy for: Allocation & Monitoring of Grants

Stephy graduated from University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s of Art in International Studies – Economics. She manages all contract and grant activities, including monthly reconciliation and distribution of general ledgers. Oversees all cost transfers, including expense and salary transfers, responsibility for the completion and submission of all proposals. On her spare time she enjoys traveling and working out.

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Michelle Veintimilla

Administrative Analyst

mveintimilla@lifesci.ucla.edu

2317 Life Sciences Building

See Michelle for: Purchasing, Processing Reimbursement, Maintaining and Updating Website Content, Room Reservation, and Assistant to Department Chair, Department Vice Chair and CAO

Dai Guerra

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Student Academic Advisor

2317 Life Sciences Building

Dai graduated from CSU Fullerton with Master of Science and University of San Francisco with Bachelor of Art. He have a passion for education, social justice, diversity and inclusion, identity-based work, equity, and access. In his spare time, he run a book blog and a book Instagram where he highlight LGBTQ+ books as well as diverse young adult books. His goals when working with students are to inspire, empower, and challenge students to engage in all aspects of their learning and create a college experience that they want. He is here to help students learn how to advocate for themselves and their needs in and outside of the classroom, and learn how to navigate the university.

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Gena Huynh

Student Academic Advisor

2317 Life Sciences Building

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Vacant

Student Academic Advisor

2317 Life Sciences Building

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Lily Yanez

Director, Student Services & Instructional Support

2317 Life Sciences Building