Julie A. Auger
Executive Director, Research Resource Program
Julie came to UCSF in 2010 from the University of Chicago where she directed the operations of 30 unique core facilities as the Executive Director of Shared Research Operations for the Division of Biological Sciences and Associate Director of Core Facilities at the University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. She helped lead the major overhaul in the organization and administration of shared research resources resulting in financial stabilization of cores, transparency in funding subsidies to facilities, improvement of under-performing operations by consolidation or service “sunsetting” and improved recruitment and retention of expert personnel. Julie developed her strong core facility management experience at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Chicago where she developed internationally reputed flow cytometry core facilities before applying her change management skills at the institutional level.
“I am very excited by the opportunity to strengthen the research infrastructure at UCSF. Shared research facilities – cores – are one of the strongest underpinnings of discovery research today. I am passionate about ensuring effective, efficient access to expert personnel and state-of-the-art technologies and look forward to the challenges – physical and cultural – that UCSF presents within this regard,” Julie says.
Julie grew up a "cheesehead" in Northern Wisconsin. In her spare time, she tries to keep tabs on her son Nikolas and partner Roger, both still in Chicago. She loves to travel, read and is an advocate of spontaneous happy hours.