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Biosafety Committee

The Biosafety Committee works to protect the health, safety, and the general welfare of Somerville residents. The Committee promotes the development of clean and pollution-free industry through the regulation of the research and use of recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (“rDNA”) and biological agents.

Contact Information
Colin Zeigler
Environmental Health Coordinator
Phone Number

Employee Directory


  • Colin Zeigler, Inspectional Services Rep.
  • Karin Carroll, Health and Human Services Rep. 
  • Elyse Belarge, Office of Sustainability and Environment Rep.
  • William Hallinan, Fire Department Rep.
  • Rachel Nadkarni, OSPCD Rep.
  • Thomas Galligani, OSPCD Rep.
  • Alex Vira, Community Rep. 
  • Academic expert ― Vacant
  • Community Rep  ― Vacant
  • Francine Rogers, Academic expert
  • Michael Switkes, Community Rep.

Meetings, Agendas, & Minutes

The Biosafety Committee typically meets once per month.

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