Environmental Health & Safety

Nasr Gergis


Nasr Gergis
Biosafety Officer


(951) 827-2648

Environmental Health
& Safety (EH&S)
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521


Autoclaves | Animal Use ApplicationBiological Use | Authorization | Biosafety Cabinets | Exposure Control Plans | Blooborne Pathogens inclduing Hep B Vaccination Declination | Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) | Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) | Medical Waste Management Plan | SOP Guidelines  | Food and Pool Safety


Nasr has over 25 years of experience in animal science, animal biological safety, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials and waste, employee safety, ergonomics, infection control, and food safety. He has served in positions such as Environmental Safety & Health Officer, Adjunct Professor (for Biology, Health concepts, Community Health Law), Director / Biosafety and Safety Officer, Veterinarian, Occupational Safety and Health Officer, and Biological Animal Technician. Prior to coming to UCR he served in various positions at Los Angeles Trade Technical Community College, Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC), California State University Los Angeles, COH and Beckman Research Institute, US Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Southern California (USC), Hacienda Heights Animal Hospital, and Bioscience Laboratory.

Education and Credentials

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Environmental Safety & Health, Missouri Western State University
Master of Science in Health Science, California State University Los Angeles
Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University School of Veterinary Medicine

Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) #5052, State of California
Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) #22339, American Biological Safety Association
Certified Terrestrial Vector Control 
Certified Mosquito Vector Control
Certified Vertebrate Vector Control


Nasr supports the biosafety program to facilitate campus research initiatives while protecting students, faculty, staff and visitors inclduing the environment from the adverse effects of research involving living organisms (e.g., microbes, animals, plants, insects), in a rapidly growing and evolving research and teaching environment. He performs a variety of scientific and technical duties in the campus Laboratory and Research Safety Program, and collaborates with all EH&S staff in the efficient and integrated delivery of services to the campus community. Nasr takes up the effort of all public health inspections and plan reviews for our campus, including food facilities, bathing places, water quality, vector biology and control, solid and liquid waste, emergency preparedness and response including disaster sanitation, and temporary food service locations.


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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Tel: (951) 827-5528
Fax: (951) 827-5122
E-mail: ehs@ucr.edu