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David Cavallaro

Biological Health and Safety Manager

Phone (860) 486-3180
Fax (860) 486-1106

David has been with Environmental Health and Safety since January 2000. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University, an M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP). David spent two years as a quality assurance Microbiology laboratory technician at a medical products manufacturer prior to attending graduate school. His responsibilities at UConn include biosafety and biological agent shipping training, medical waste determinations, biological agent registration and laboratory audit programs.


  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and MUA questions, Select Agent Registration questions, Biosafety Level 3 registration questions, Biosafety general questions, bloodborne pathogens program
  • Specialty areas: laboratory biosafety, biological risk assessment (including biological waste stream determinations), Biosafety training and development, microbial decontamination, clean air device and other engineering controls questions, Biosafety laboratory audit program, Department of Public Health facility inspection program