Rubén Flores, Ph.D., is the Director of Commercialization in UC San Diego’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization. Announcing his appointment in March of this year, Vice Chancellor for Research Sandra Brown said that he exemplifies the high-achieving entrepreneurial spirit necessary for new discoveries and new solutions.
Professor of Molecular Biology Kit Pogliano keeps busy with teaching and research focused on cellular dynamics and microbial interactions. Still, she dedicates extensive time and effort to serving as chair of UC San Diego’s Standing Committee on Service and People Oriented Administrative Culture (SC-SPOC). Why? Because she is passionate about making the campus a better place to work, study and discover.
Cristina Della Coletta, a professor of Italian literature, is the new dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego. A doctoral alumna of UCLA, Della Coletta was on the faculty at the University of Virginia from 1992 to 2014, serving there most recently as an associate dean.
On Oct. 1, UC San Diego welcomed Margaret Leinen as vice chancellor for Marine Sciences, director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and dean of the School of Marine Sciences. Leinen is a highly distinguished, award-winning oceanographer and an accomplished executive with extensive national and international experience in ocean science, global climate and environmental issues, federal research administration, and non-profit startups.
When Albert “Al” P. Pisano, the new dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, recently described UC San Diego, he said, “This is a campus of energy. It’s a campus of surging forward. It’s a campus of collaboration. This campus feels like home to me. I think it’s a great place, and I’m very happy to be here.”
Biology majors and students taking undergraduate biology courses will see some new changes to improve the undergraduate experience this year, according to William (Bill) McGinnis, who was recently named dean of the Division of Biological Sciences.
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