Our Team


Brian Smith, Interim Director

[email protected] | (415) 514-2080




Michael Lee, Associate 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, Program Manager

[email protected] | (510) 816-8150

Rochelle joined UCSF in October 2015; She is the main point of contact for the iLab transition from the legacy system, MyCORES and for other Core Director operational support. She also provides management for RRP program areas including annual deployment of the Core Operational Improvement Awards (COIA) and the Institutional Matching Instrumentation Awards (IMIA), campus core certification, software services, marketing/web development and strategic communications.

Rochelle's background includes experience in both legal and medical areas, her passion for service excellence is what led her to join the UCSF community; she currently serves as secretary on the committee for the Western Association of Core Directors. 

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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.



Kasha Hudack, Project Analyst

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Kasha joined UCSF in August 2020 as a Project Analyst in the Research Resource Program. Her main focus is providing project support to the RRP team and to the broader research community through the iLab platform and other research support tools. Kasha made a big leap switching from product-oriented sector to education. Previously, she worked as a translator and AI model trainer with hands-on experience in developing and maintaining products and software.

At UCSF, Kasha hopes to influence the entire collective of people, not only consumers of goods, by means of supporting the researchers and doctors in their work that serves everyone.