Executive Director, Research Operations
Julie Auger joined the Salk Institute in 2021 as the executive director of Research Operations. In this role, she oversees all shared scientific resources at the Institute, including the scientific cores, animal research and shared scientific resources. She also develops new initiatives and invests in new technologies to keep Salk at the forefront of scientific discovery and meet the needs of Salk’s scientists.
Auger has a background in immunology and cell biology as well as directing flow cytometry core facilities. Prior to joining Salk, she served as the executive director for the Research Core Facilities Program (RCFP) at University of California, Davis, where she supported more than 100 shared research facilities across six primary research schools. She also developed central administrative programs for the cores at the University of Chicago and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). At the University of Chicago, she was the executive director for Shared Research Operations and served as the associate director for Core Facilities for the university’s NCI-designated Cancer Research Center. While at UCSF, she developed the Research Resource Program focusing on coordinated campus efforts to support over 75 UCSF core facilities.
Auger’s experience and knowledge supports the Institute’s vision of advancing scientific research and expansion of technology.