Welcome to PMB Administrative Matters Resource Pages

Welcome to PMB, the administrative services website for the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley.
This site provides information about room reservations, events, seminars, reimbursements and more. 

icons of papers and pencils, locks and keys, and computers and IT equipment

Important Links

Facilities Help 

  • Maintenance of department facilities, including Koshland Hall, is handled by the College of Natural Resources Facilities team. They are in charge of all building, safety and repair functions in Koshland Hall, including labs, copiers, elevators and physical infrastructure. Tony Gamez and Jonathan Rennella are always available to help M-F, 8-5.
  • ​After hours and on weekends, campus Facilities Services can help with all facilities needs. Please see the table below for the appropriate service and who to contact.
  • For urgent issues, call CNR Facilities or Campus Facilities directly, then send a follow-up email to cnrfa_mgmt@berkeley.edu and pmbdesk@berkeley.edu.
  • For non-urgent issues, email cnrfa_mgmt@berkeley.edu and cc pmbdesk@berkeley.edu.
  • Safety and facilities informatinon for the department and college.
Service Who's in Charge How to Contact
Facilities Help M-F, 8-5 CNR Facilities Team - Tony Gamez and Jonathan Rennella



54 Mulford Hall

Facilities help - nights and weekends Campus Facilities Services (formerly Physical 

510.642.1032 (24/7)


Emergency UC Berkeley Police 911 or 510.642.3333
Card key, Access, Key Requests

Jonathan Rennella

Requests can be made Tues-Thurs 9-11 am and 2-3 pm at 54 Mulford Hall.



Elevators CNR Facilities Team



54 Mulford Hall

After Hours - please contact Physical Plant, info above

Hazardous Waste / Spills Campus Facilities Services after hours



54 Mulford Hall

After Hours - please contact Campus Facilities Services; info above

Lost and Found Items held at 111 Koshland for 3 days, then turned in to UCPD (link to UCPD lost and found)

111 Koshland: 510.642.9999; UCPD:  510.642.6760 (business phone)

Greenhouse Manager Tina Wistrom



1751 Walnut Street, 110 Oxford Tract Greenhouse


Who to Contact:

Questions about purchasing, HR, Research Administration and IT? Check in with the appropirate BEST Region contact. For funds that are administered by other units (EBi, QB3,etc.) please visit the Regional Services page.

How do I report a building or facilities problem?  Koshland Hall residents should email Jon Rennella in CNR Facilities or call him at 664-4881.  Please cc pmbdesk@berkeley.edu so we can be informed. For after hours emergencies, please contact the Facilities Services 24-hour line at 642-1032, and follow up your call with and email to Jon and the PMB front desk. 

How do I report other problems?  Use the "report a prolblem" link above or click here.

How do I set up a Materials Transfer Agreement (MTA)?  Please refer to SPO's MTA Quick Guide(link is external) and the IPIRA Materials Transfer agreement(link is external) page for instructions. 

How do I use FedEx at UCB?  First, you will need to set up an account(link is external). The nearest place to pick up FedEx shipping materials and drop off your packages is the Barker Storeroom(link is external). 

Issues in the following areas? Please follow the following reporting protocol: 

Conference Rooms: Report problems with conference rooms such as malfunctioning cables, broken furniture, burnt out projector bulbs, etc. immediately to the PMB front office, please write "conference room issues" in the subject line. For nonurgent issues contact pmbdesk@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail). To schedule a conference room visit the Room Reservations links.

Building maintenance: Koshland Hall residents should email Jon Rennella in CNR Facilities at cnrfa_mgmt@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail) or call him at 664-4881.  Please cc pmbdesk@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) so we can be informed. For after hours emergencies, please contact the Facilities Services 24-hour line at 642-1032, and follow up your call with and email to Jon and the PMB front desk. 

Courses: General questions about courses or course scheduling contact the department manager, for questions specific to course evaluations, contact course evaluations.

Badge problems or room access: If you have a problem with your badge or room access contact rennella@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail), provide the number on the front and back of your employee ID card and the room you need to access.

Website: Report any broken links or questions about the website to the front office.  Please provide links or screenshots as a reference.

PMB Dishwasher Supplies or Common Space Issues: If you need to refill the dishwasher soap please contact the front office, please provide the common space dishwasher room that needs the detergent, if you notice another issue in a common space please contact pmbdesk and provide as many details as possible

Not sure who to contact about a problem or grievance send an email to Joanne Straley, Department Manager. Please provide as many details as possible.

Note: Please allow 24-48 hours for a response to  your inquiry