Administrative and Business Affairs Office


Administrative & Business Affairs Office

Located on the first floor of  Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall (EBU 3A)

Street Address (Map Navigation): 
3223 Voigt Drive, Suite 141, La Jolla, CA 92093 

Our office has appointment only access.

Please email the individual you are planning to meet.

See our team's contact information below.

Administrative Affairs 

Management Team


Dr. Adam Engler
Department Chair
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Rm. 133
Phone: (858) 246-0678


Irene Hom, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer | MSO
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Rm. 136
Phone: (858) 822-0493


Gabriela Moreira
Executive Assistant to the Chair & CAO
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Rm. 131G
Phone: (858) 822-3441


Academic Personnel


Christine Jacobs
Academic Personnel Analyst 2
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Rm.138
Phone: (858) 822-2290


Human Resources


Ley Clegg
Human Resources Generalist 2
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Rm. 139
Phone: (858) 822-1171


Facilities and Safety


Doug Gurevitch
Facilities and Safety Coordinator
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Rm. 112
Phone: (858) 534-2345


Administrative Support Team


Gabriela Moreira
Executive Assistant to the Chair & CAO
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Rm. 131G
Phone: (858) 822-3441


Carol Kling
Website Content Administrator
Program & Department Administrative Support

Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Rm. 131A
Phone: (858) 534-6828


Training Grant Program Support


Kelley Raymond
Interfaces Program and Training Grants Program Coordinator
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, 131F
Phone: (858) tba


Fiscal Affairs 

Management Team


Irene Hom
Business Officer
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Rm. 136
Phone: (858)822-0493


Helder Balelo
Financial Manager
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Rm. 137
Phone: (858) 822-1187


Research Administration Team 


Tahira Mershon
Research Administration Supervisor
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall,131G
Phone: (858) 534-2546


Monica Flores
Research Administrator 3
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall - Rm.131C
Phone: (858) 822-1955


Jay Wu
Research Administrator 2
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, 131
Phone: (858) 534-7829


Fiscal Support Team 


Please send all fiscal inquiries to 

Alyssa Gonzales
Fiscal Assistant
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall (working remotely)
Phone: (858) 534-7828


Katia Vallejo
Fiscal Assistant 
Project Coordinator | The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainabilty
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, 131
Phone: (858) 534-1076


General Contact Information 

Department Operations


Business & Administrative Office:

(858) 534-7303


Safety Officer:

(858) 534-2345


Business Officer:

(858) 822-0493



Department Chair:

(858) 246-0678


Asst. to Dept. Chair/MSO:

(858) 822- 3441

Student Affairs


Graduate Student Affairs:

(858) 822-1604


Undergraduate Student Affairs:

(858) 822-0006

Mailing Address


Department of Bioengineering
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0412
La Jolla, CA 92093-0412

FAX Number: (858) 534-5722


Street Address (Map Navigation)


Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall (EBU 3A)
3223 Voigt Drive, Suite 141
La Jolla, CA 92093