Research Leadership

An infrastructure for optimism

Supporting a pioneering research enterprise.

We facilitate basic, translational, clinical, and community research that increases fundamental knowledge uncovers new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for human diseases and optimizes healthcare delivery.

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Executive Leadership

Paul Boutros, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Paul Boutros, PhD, MBA

Interim Vice Dean for Research, David Geffen School of Medicine

Steve Dubinett, MD, Interim Dean, DGSOM

Steve Dubinett, MD

Interim Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Vice Chancellor for the Clinical & Translational Science Institute

Arash Naeim, MD, PhD

Arash Naeim, MD, PhD

Associate Dean for Clinical Research, David Geffen School of Medicine

Dion Baybridge

Dion Baybridge

Director of Research

Research Theme Leadership

Thomas Carmichael

Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD

Chair, Neurology, Regenerative Medicine Theme Chair

Arjun Deb, MD

Arjun Deb, MD

Cardiovascular Theme Chair

Rochelle A. Dicker, MD

Rochelle A Dicker , MD

HETSS Theme Co-Chair

Michael A. Teitell, MD, PhD

Michael Teitell, MD, PhD

Cancer Theme Chair, Director, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Orian Shirihai, MD, PhD

Orian Shirihai, MD, PhD

Metabolism Theme Chair

Larry Zipursky, PhD

Larry Zipursky, PhD

Neuroscience Theme Chair

Gay Crooks

Gay Crooks, MBBS

I3T Theme Chair

Research Institute and Center Leadership

Michael A. Teitell, MD, PhD

Michael Teitell, MD, PhD

Cancer Theme Chair, Director, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Steve Dubinett, MD, Interim Dean, DGSOM

Steve Dubinett, MD

Interim Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Vice Chancellor for the Clinical & Translational Science Institute

Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD

Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD

Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Precision Medicine & Professor-in-Residence

Dr. Stephen Cannon

Stephen C. Cannon, MD, PhD

Chair of Physiology, Interim Chair of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, Interim Director, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging

Tom Rando

Tom Rando, MD, PhD

Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center

Helena Hansen, MD, PhD

Helena Hansen, MD, PhD

Interim Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Interim Director, Semel Institute

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD

Chair, Ophthalmology, Director, Jules Stein Eye Institute

Hilary Coller, PhD

Hilary Coller, PhD

Interim Director, Molecular Biology Institute

Todd Yeates, PhD

Todd O. Yeates, PhD

Director, UCLA DOE-Institute for Genomics and Proteomics

Felix Schweizer, PhD

Felix Schweizer, PhD

Interim Director, Brain Research Institute

Among the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA's students, faculty and alumni are some of the most recognized and decorated individuals in the medical and research communities.