July 16, 2011
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
Nicholas J. Webster, former Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Facilities in the Office of Research Affairs, has stepped down from that position after four years. His service to the Office of Research Affairs has been exemplary and he was a key member of the team that was responsible for much of the modernization of our research facilities.
As AVC of Research Facilities, Nick Webster worked closely with the Animal Welfare Program, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Animal Program Oversight Committee that oversee all animal research labs and facilities at UCSD. He was also responsible for fostering the university's core research facilities, among other duties. One of the significant achievements during his tenure was UC San Diego's receipt of a $14,000,000 grant that will build a centralized sanitation facility for biomedical equipment on campus - a more modern, energy-efficient facility that saves millions of gallons of water and more than half a million kilowatts of electricity per year. The 12,000-square-foot centralized facility takes the place of 17 equipment-cleaning facilities formerly in use across campus, a duplication of effort and resources that was both expensive and inefficient.
Professor Webster is a faculty member of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine, and his research focuses on the mechanisms of hormonal regulation of metabolism, growth and reproduction.
Professor Webster has accepted a position as Associate Director for Shared Resources at the Moores Cancer Center. He will be helping the Moores Cancer Center leadership prepare for their upcoming Cancer Center Support Grant renewal, and looks forward to returning to teaching and research as well.