Research Operations

The Research Operations Team provides support to research active faculty, staff, and students, working together with groups including BCPD, Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities, and Space Planning.  We are available to assist with issues such as shipping and receiving, safety and security, lab moves and renovations, and other lab and equipment related needs. If you want to contact our Team please email

The Team
Joshua Z. Rappoport, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Research Infrastructure & Operations
Higgins 644A
(617) 552-0953

Merkert Team

Dr. Ian B. Parr
Academic Building Operations Manager
Merkert 125
(617) 552-2389

Dumazo Ngesina
Chemical Inventory/Safety Specialist
Merkert 125
(617) 552-3608

Robert Hogan
Loading Dock Receiving Clerk
Merkert 015
(617) 552-2607


Higgins/245 Beacon Team

Jaclyn Girouard
Academic Building Operations Manager
Higgins 356D
(617) 552-6778

Mark Holman
Lab Operations Specialist
245 Beacon, Room 110
(617) 552-3493

Kiel Smith
Academic Building Operations Assistant
Higgins 170
(617) 552-0058