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SPO Leadership and Staff

Information on Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) Leadership and Staff.

To find officer assignments on specific agreements, status updates, notes, and more please visit the Research Administration Activity Dashboard (RAAD)

 Sponsored Projects Office Org Charts:

To contact an officer search the chart below and for general questions contact researchadmin@ucsd.edu

Name Title VC Area Supported Assignment Criteria
Aleshire, Samantha Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Government Contracts/Service Agreements Team
Allen, Kaylee Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS Direct Federal Grants Post Award Team
Alvarado, Anthony Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Contract and Grant Proposal Team
Brown, Michael Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Non-Profit Federal Flow Through Team
Carazolez, Albert Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS, SIO General Contract and Grant Floater
Chavira, Jenny Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Government Contracts/Service Agreements Team
Cheng, Judy Principal Contract and Grant Officer SIO
  • State of California
  • Sea Grant (State of California Funding)
  • Local Government, Municipalities, and Municipal Agencies
  • U.S. State Governments
  • U.S. Universities (including WHOI)
  • U.S. University Flow-Through (except FDP with NSF and NASA Prime)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  • Sandia National Laboratory
  • UT Battelle
Cheung, Amy Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GH, HS Direct Federal Grants Post Award Team
Chu, Joy Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Unfunded/Non-Industry Material Transfer Agreements Team
Cook, Rachel Interim Director, Health Sciences HS
  • Clinical and Translational Research Institute
  • Moores Cancer Center
  • T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion
Corbett, Ngozi Contract and Grant Coordinator GC, HS Closeouts
Corniel, Stephanie Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS, SIO General Contract and Grant Floater
Corral Romero, Isabella Client Experience Analyst GC, HS, SIO Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Client Experience, Communications, Training & Development
Cotner, Cori Executive Assistant GC, HS, SIO Office Administrative Coordinator
Dadigian, Travis Principal Contract and Grant Officer SIO
  • Department of Defense Contracts, Delivery Order Agreements, and Other Transactions
  • Department of State
  • Industry flow-through
  • IRIS, UCAR, UNAVCO
  • Sales and Service Agreements
  • Unfunded Collaboration Agreements (domestic)
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Memorandum of Understanding (domestic and foreign)
  • Charter Party Agreements (incoming and outgoing)
Dammann, Ross Assistant Vice Chancellor, Contract and Grant; Executive Director Sponsored Research Administration GC, HS, SIO Senior Leadership, Sponsored Research Administration Operations, Contracts and Grants
Dixit, Oolka Senior Contract and Grant Officer II HS
  • Medicine: Allergy
  • Medicine: General Internal Medicine
  • Medicine: Genetics
  • Medicine: Immunology
  • Medicine: Pulmonary
  • Medicine: Regenerative Medicine
  • Medicine: Rheumatology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Surgery
Donate, Ernesto Assistant Director, Sponsored Research Administration Business Intelligence GC, HS, SIO Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Business Intelligence and System Administration
Engledow, Anja Senior Contract and Grant Officer II SIO
  • Office of Naval Research Grants (ONR)
  • Air Force Grants
  • Air Force Cooperative Agreements
  • Army Grants
  • Army Cooperative Agreements
  • Misc. Navy and Department of Defense (DOD) Grants
  • Seafloor Electromagnetics Methods Consortium (SEMC)
Estrada, Mayra Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Non-Profit Federal Flow Through Team
Friedman, Samantha Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Industry Team (including Industry Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs))
Gatdula, Stella Principal Contract and Grant Officer HS
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cellular & Molecular Medicine
  • Medicine: Geriatrics
  • Medicine: Physiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Neurosurgery
Gibbs, Adele Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS Unfunded/Non-Industry Material Transfer Agreements Team
Gonzalo, Ines Business Intelligence Specialist GC, HS, SIO Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Business Intelligence and System Administration
Grihalva, Cherry Senior Contract and Grant Officer II SIO
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA)
  • U.S. University Flow-Through (FDP with NSF or NASA Prime)
  • USC Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
  • Columbia University International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
  • UC Programs
  • UC Mexus
  • Incoming UC Multiple Campus Agreements
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
  • Binational Science Foundation (BSF)
  • Inter-American Institute for Global Change (IAI)
Gu, Lisa Assistant Director, Contract and Grant GC, HS Unfunded/Non-Industry Material Transfer Agreements Team
Hafley, Darci Principal Manager, Contract and Grant GC, HS Contract and Grant Proposal Team
Hendry, Anastasia Principal Contract and Grant Officer HS
  • Medicine: Cardiology
  • Medicine: Endocrinology/Metabolism
  • Medicine: Gastroenterology
  • Medicine: Infectious Disease
  • Medicine: Owens Clinic
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Services
Hester, Greg Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Contract and Grant Proposal Team
Hollingsworth, Rebecca Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Unfunded/Non-Industry Material Transfer Agreements Team
Hoss, Anna Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Non-Profit Federal Flow Through Team
Ienciu, Razvan Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Unfunded/Non-Industry Material Transfer Agreements Team
Jackson, Derek Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS, SIO Subawards/Multi-Campus Agreements (MCA) Team
Jandt Auvil, Lisa Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Contract and Grant Proposal Team
Joyce, Nicole Director, Sponsored Research Administration Business Intelligence, Systems, and Innovation Strategies GC, HS, SIO Senior Leadership, Sponsored Research Administration Operations
Kerr, Elizabeth Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Government Contracts/Service Agreements Team
Ketchum, Nicole Senior Contract and Grant Officer I HS
  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine
  • Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health
  • Medical Education
  • Radiation Medicine & Applied Sciences
  • Radiology
  • Urology
Knight, Roxanne Principal Contract and Grant Officer HS
  • Center for Research in Biological Systems
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine: AVC Translational Medicine
  • Medicine: Center on Gender Equity & Health
  • Medicine: Global Public Health
  • Medicine: Hematology and Oncology
  • Medicine: School of Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
Kochhar, Chiranjiv (Sunny) Principal Business Systems Analyst GC, HS, SIO
  • Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Project Management, Business Process Improvement and Change Management
Kusiak, Mike Director, Contract and Grant GC, HS, SIO Senior Leadership, Contracts and Grants
Lapek, Jeniffer Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS Contract and Grant Proposal Team
Louie, Laura Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS Direct Federal Grants Post Award Team
Lowrie, Simon Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Industry Team (including Industry Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs))
Lupu, Andrea Assistant Director, Contract and Grant GC, HS Government Contracts/Service Agreements Team
Macsween, Nicole Client Experience Analyst GC, HS, SIO Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Client Experience, Communications, Training & Development
Mahan, Sharon Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS, SIO Subawards/Multi-Campus Agreements (MCA) Team
Meier, Elizabeth Principal Contract and Grant Officer SIO
  • Private Non-Profits and Interest Groups
  • Foreign University Contracts
  • National Institutes of Health
  • European Union, including Marie Curie fellowships, and foreign non-profits​
  • USAID
  • Data Use Agreements
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) and Collaboration Agreements with MTA terms
Meredith, Lisa Senior Director, Contract and Grant GC, HS, SIO Senior Leadership, Contracts and Grants
Meyer, Marianna Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Unfunded/Non-Industry Material Transfer Agreements Team
Molina, Luz Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS Direct Federal Grants Post Award Team
Olaes, Evelyn Principal Contract and Grant Officer HS
  • Medicine: Biomedical Informatics
  • Psychiatry
Paolucci, Monica Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS Direct Federal Grants Post Award Team
Park III, William Principal Contract and Grant Officer SIO
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Systems (CIMEAS)
  • Sea Grant (Federal Funding)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • United States Department of the Interior (USDI)
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Forest Service
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • ESR Marine Sciences representative
Paul, Sheila Principal Manager, Contract and Grant GC, HS, SIO Subawards/Multi-Campus Agreements (MCA) Team
Peralta, Jessenia Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS Direct Federal Grants Post Award Team
Perez-Estrada, Japhet Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS Contract and Grant Proposal Team
Perri, Nichole (Niki) Senior Trainer GC, HS, SIO Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Client Experience, Communications, Training & Development
Philbin, Katherine Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS, SIO Subawards/Multi-Campus Agreements (MCA) Team
Poon, Shan Business Intelligence Analyst SIO
  • Kuali Research Data Administrator
  • Proposal and Award Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Closeout/Patent Report Coordinator
  • Contract and Grant Support/Information Resource
Portillo, Dayna Senior Business Intelligence Analyst GC, HS, SIO Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Business Intelligence and System Administration
Quach, Nina Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS Direct Federal Grants Post Award Team
Quintana, Kelly Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Non-Profit Federal Flow Through Team
Reese, Tanya Senior Trainer GC, HS, SIO Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Client Experience, Communications, Training & Development
Riggs, Darin Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Unfunded/Non-Industry Material Transfer Agreements Team
Robinett, Rae Anne Senior Contract and Grant Officer I GC, HS Direct Federal Grants Post Award Team
Sisanachandeng, Oudone Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Contract and Grant Proposal Team
Stezano, Leo Principal Business Systems Analyst GC, HS, SIO Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Project Management, Business Process Improvement and Change Management
Sung, Stella Director, Contract and Grant GC, HS Senior Leadership, Contracts and Grants
Tallarida, Pamela Assistant Director, Sponsored Research Administration Training, Communications and Client Experience GC, HS, SIO Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Client Experience, Communications, Training & Development
Tan, Yunqi Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Unfunded/Non-Industry Material Transfer Agreements Team
Tang, Elizabeth (Liz) Grant Coordinator HS
  • IEM - Health
  • Institute for Genomic Medicine
  • Medicine: Nephrology
  • NIH LRP Application
  • Pediatrics
Tea, Peter Senior Trainer GC, HS, SIO Sponsored Research Administration Operations: Client Experience, Communications, Training & Development
Tom, Elaine Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Industry Team (including Industry Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs))
Tomera, Chris Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Government Contracts/Service Agreements Team
Truong, Frank Director, SIO Office of Contract and Grant Administration, Assistant Deputy Director for Research SIO
  • Domestic Industry Contracts/Agreements
  • Foreign Government and Industry (excluding SEMC and JAXA)
  • Domestic and Foreign Visitor Agreements (including intellectual property agreements)
  • Unfunded Collaboration Agreements (foreign)
  • Equipment Loan Agreements
  • Miscellaneous Agreements - (CalCOFI MOU, Tuna Commission Agreement, NOAA CIMEC MOU, NOAA Seawater Agreement, Lunar Sample Agreements)
  • Homeland Security
  • Special Projects/lead on major project proposals/award negotiations
Tsueng, Ann Principal Manager, Contract and Grant GC, HS Direct Federal Grants Post Award Team
Vega, America Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Contract and Grant Proposal Team
Villanueva, Jane Senior Contract and Grant Officer II GC, HS Non-Profit Federal Flow Through Team
Wang, James Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Industry Team (including Industry Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs))
Williams, Leah Principal Contract and Grant Officer GC, HS Industry Team (including Industry Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs))
Wolff, Suzanne Assistant Director, Contract and Grant GC, HS Non-Profit Federal Flow Through Team
Zardouzian, Erin Assistant Director, Contract and Grant GC, HS Industry Team (including Industry Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs))

For more information or questions email researchadmin@ucsd.edu.