Lin appointed chief of staff for Dean Giacomini

Dear School of Pharmacy community,

I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Lawrence Lin, PhD, as my chief of staff. Lawrence joined UCSF in 2009 and most recently served as executive director of the UCSF-Stanford Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI), which brings together academia, industry, and FDA to advance and promote regulatory science through collaborative research, education, and outreach activities.

As chief of staff, Lawrence will work directly with me and the School’s leadership team to develop and implement key strategies and provide oversight and guidance to high-priority initiatives. He will help to coordinate my activities to maximize productivity and impact and will join or represent me at meetings, committees, and fundraising events.

Lawrence received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics from UCSF, and as an alum, is deeply dedicated to the University and its mission. Prior to that, he served in leadership positions at the American Red Cross and earned a BS in biological sciences with additional majors in anthropology and history from Carnegie Mellon University.

I have worked closely with Lawrence for many years and his critical thinking and organizational skills are second to none. I am confident that he will be a vital resource to me and the School of Pharmacy. Please join me in congratulating Lawrence on his new role.



Kathy Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm
Dean, School of Pharmacy


School of Pharmacy

About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.