Contact Us


Assistant Vice President for Research Support Services

Rick Gulizia

(619) 594-5938

Rick leads Research Support Services, serves as the Research Integrity Officer for the Responsible Conduct in Research Program, and represents the Division of Research and Innovation on various campus-wide committees.

Assistant Director of Research Support Services

Natalie Gude


(619) 594-0905

Natalie assists the AVP in leading Research Support Services, as well as IACUC and IBC.

Assistant to the AVP of RSS/Admin Support Coordinator

Ryan Huyler


(619) 594-5938

Ryan supports overall RSS unit coordination, serves as the unit's budget analyst and conflict of interest contact, and is responsible for responsible conduct in research training. 

Anne Dodge-Schwanz

Lead IRB Regulatory Compliance Analyst
(619) 594-1448

Anne, Pat and Natalie consult with faculty, staff and students regarding compliance and protocol submission to ensure the safe and ethical conduct of research that involves human subjects.  They conduct workshops that inform investigators about the rights and welfare of human subjects research participants, and that the proposed research meets federal regulations and conforms to applicable state laws and local policies.

Pat Gordon

IRB Regulatory Compliance Analyst
(619) 594-3822

Natalie Hardy

IRB Regulatory Compliance Analyst
(619) 594-3380

Justin Dean

IRB Admin Support Coordinator
(619) 594-6622

Justin facilitates overall IRB office activity and consults with researchers regarding protocol submission and coordinates IRB training and monthly-convened meetings.

Anisa Sanchez

IACUC and IBC Regulatory Compliance Analyst


(619) 594-4165

Anisa is the Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) regulatory compliance analyst and educator.

Jessica Rattazzi

IACUC/IBC Admin Support Coordinator

(619) 594-0035

Jessica is the Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) administrative coordinator. She also serves as the  IACUC and IBC training coordinator.


Zena Hovda

Director of Export Control

(619) 594-0758

Zena consults with researchers regarding compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations that apply to its activities, as well as serving as the coordinator for the FAA Drone Committee. 


Justin Dean
Administrative Support Assistant
(619) 594-6622


Gateway Center, 3rd Floor (map)