Our Team


Elizabeth Sinclair, Executive Director

elizabeth.sinclair@ucsf.edu | (415) 476-8065

Elizabeth joined the RRP in January 2015 as Associate Director, and was appointed Executive Director in January 2016. Since joining UCSF in 2000, she been an advocate for core development and a leader in building a community of core leaders. Her goal is to improve the efficiency and organization of cores to better serve the UCSF research mission.

Previously, as Director of the CFAR Immunology Core, the DEM Core Immunology Laboratory (CIL) and Flow Cytometry Cores, her primary research interest was the use of flow cytometry and immunological assays to study pathogenesis of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. She has 10 years of experience designing and directing laboratory studies in support of clinical research projects. Prior to joining UCSF, Elizabeth worked at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology as a post-doctoral scientist and Staff Research Investigator. Elizabeth has a BS in Biology and Psychology from the University of Stirling, Scotland, and a PhD from the University of London where she studied HIV Neuropathology.

​ ​ ​


Desiree Porter, Business Manager

desiree.porter@ucsf.edu | (415) 476-3194

Desiree joined the Research Resource Program in July 2014. She is responsible for overseeing the MyCORES operation at UCSF including system maintenance, core implementation, and administrative components. She also provides management for other RRP program areas including campus cores, software services, business plan development for cores, marketing and web development, strategic communications, and core market analysis. Desiree leads implementation of core business process improvement strategies and facilitates professional development opportunities for core staff.

Prior to arriving at UCSF, Desiree served as the Project Coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research at the University of Florida. She holds master’s degrees in both Business Management and Educational Leadership.

​ ​ ​


Sarah Bruce, Financial Analyst

sarah.bruce@ucsf.edu | (415) 502-7283

Sarah joined the Research Resource Program as a Financial Analyst in April 2016. She provides financial analysis, reporting, and support for the RRP managed Core Facilities. Sarah has over ten years of experience in public and private accounting. Prior to joining UCSF, she was an accounting manager and consultant at several Bay Area tech and biotech startups.

She holds a BBA with an emphasis in Accounting from Pacific Union College.


Rochelle Kelley, Administrative Analyst

rochelle.kelley@ucsf.edu | (415) 502-1836

Rochelle joined UCSF in 2015 as an Administrative Analyst for the Research Resource Program (RRP). Her role within the department includes providing support to the Executive Director, Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair and general support for other members of the team. Rochelle provides technical assistance for all MyCORES users and also assists core managers and associates with website maintenance, marketing and event planning.

Excellent client service is one of Rochelle’s top priorities and strengths; she brings to the team a wide variety of experience in different industries, primarily healthcare.


Helene Bour-Jordan, BIOS Program Manager

helene.jordan@ucsf.edu | (415) 502-1856

Helene is the Program Manager for the UCSF Biospecimen Resources Program and is responsible for the strategic development of an infrastructure that will support an integrated pipeline for biospecimen resources at UCSF. 

Helene’s background is in academic research. She did her graduate studies in France at the University Claude Bernard Lyon-I (Lyon, France), and conducted basic and clinical research on autoimmune diseases at UCSF until 2008. Before joining the RRP, Helene worked in the EVCP office where she was involved in strategic initiatives such as precision medicine and immunotherapy. 


​ ​