Our Team


Brian Smith, Interim Director

[email protected] | (415) 514-2080





Michael Lee, Assistant Director

[email protected] | (415) 430-7676

Michael joined the RRP in February 2018 as Assistant Director.   His goal is to support the development and implementation of new programs that will have a broad impact across UCSF Core Facilities and enhance UCSF research capabilities.  This will be accomplished by working with the Executive Director and stake holders to form and maintain communication channels and bridges between the groups. 

Previously he was the Director for the Parnassus Flow Cytometry (PFCC) and Monoclonal Antibody Cores, which were both under RRP management.  He continues to act as an advisor to both Cores. He also is a member of the Bluestone lab, working on the development and continuation of clinical trials involving the use of Regulatory T cells (Tregs) for the treatment of various ailments such as Type-1 diabetes. He currently is involved in utilizing various Cores’ high parameter platforms in determining the best markers for Treg identification. 

Michael has a BA in Biology from UC Santa Cruz and an MS in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences from San Francisco State.



Rochelle Kelley, Administrative Analyst

[email protected] | (415) 502-1836

Rochelle joined UCSF in October 2015 as an Administrative Analyst for the Research Resource Program. She is the main point of contact for the core ordering and reporting system (CORES) and provides support to all users across campus. She also provides management for other RRP program areas including two core funding mechanisms, campus core certification, software services, marketing and web development, and strategic communications.

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Kevin Cressa, Project Manager

[email protected] | (415) 476-3194

Kevin joined the Research Resource Program as a Project Manager in September 2018, supporting the team in the planning and delivery of core software project initiatives.

Prior to joining UCSF, Kevin was a technical project manager at a Bay Area tech startup, delivering SaaS big data solutions in diverse industries including digital payments, consumer electronics and retail.

Kevin holds an MBA with an emphasis on Business Analytics & Technologies from UC Davis.




Tony Fang, Financial Analyst 

[email protected]  | (415) 885-7650

Tony joined UCSF in 2012 as a Disbursements Analyst and 2015 as a Financial Analyst for the Finance Service Center. His experience as a Financial Analyst within UCSF provides great value for the RRP team and its UCSF core programs. Prior to joining UCSF, Tony was a financial advisor working for JP Morgan Chase.

Tony holds a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.






Steve Li, Implementation Associate

[email protected] | (415) 608-9126

Steve joined Research Resource Program as an Implementation Associate in 2019. He is responsible for managing the UCSF implementation of iLab, an enterprise-class lab management software. In addition, he supports core software projects that enhance UCSF research capabilities.

Prior to arriving at UCSF, Steve worked at a fast pace healthcare start up as a Customer Success Manager, project managing and implementing electronic medical records and population health technology to provider organizations and health plans. He is passionate about levering technology to improve healthcare access and quality of care.

Steve holds a BA in Public Health and Ethnic Studies from U.C Davis.


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