Our Team


Elizabeth Sinclair, Executive Director

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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 building a community of core leaders. Her goal is to improve the organization of cores to better serve the UCSF research mission.

Previously, as Director of the Core Immunology Laboratory (CIL), 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.



Michael Lee, Assistant Director

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Rochelle Kelley, Administrative Analyst

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Rochelle joined UCSF in 2015 as an Administrative Analyst for the Research Resource Program. Her role within the department includes providing scheduling support to the Executive Director, Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair and administrative support for other members of the team. Rochelle provides general assistance to MyCORES users and also assists core staff with event planning.

Rochelle brings to the team a wide variety of experience in different industries, primarily healthcare.

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Sarah Bruce, Financial Analyst

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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.


Kevin Cressa, Project Manager

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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.





Helene Bour-Jordan, BIOS Program Manager

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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. 


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