University of California, San Diego

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR June 11, 1999 KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF ALL ACADEMICS AT UCSD SUBJECT: Appointment of Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Following consultation with the Academic Senate and campus administrative
officials, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Wooley as
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research effective June 7, 1999. Reporting to Vice Chancellor Attiyeh, Wooley has primary responsibility for
providing leadership in developing and implementing new research and
training programs in science and engineering. This will involve working with
faculty members on the General Campus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
and School of Medicine in organizing interdisciplinary graduate and research
programs, identifying extramural funding opportunities, and developing
collaborative proposals. Wooley will work on a variety of projects,
beginning with initiatives on computational science, bioinformatics, and
structural genomics. His interests also include environmental science and
materials science. Wooley is leaving the Department of Energy, where he served as Deputy
Associate Director in the Office of Science. In that capacity, he was
responsible for biological and environmental sciences and oversaw human and
microbial genomics, biotechnology, molecular and cell biology, health
effects of radiation and energy production, computational and structural
biology, and climate change research. Prior to coming to the Department of Energy, Wooley was the Director of the
Division of Infrastructure and Resources for the Biological Sciences
Directorate at the National Science Foundation, a Division he founded and
that manages all interdisciplinary biology research and training programs
funded by NSF. For his role in advocating, establishing, and leading the
Biological Instrumentation Facilities and the Biological Research Centers,
Wooley received NSF's top performance award, "NSF Superior Accomplishment." Wooley earned a Ph.D. in biophysics at the University of Chicago in 1975.
Before coming to NSF, he held positions as a Visiting Scientist at G.D.
Searle and Company in England and was an Assistant Professor of Biochemical
Sciences at Princeton. He is currently Research Associate Professor of
Biophysics at Johns Hopkins Medical School. I am delighted that John Wooley has decided to join UCSD. His strong
leadership qualities, his record of accomplishment, and his expertise in
several important interdisciplinary areas will make him an exceptionally
valuable addition to the campus. Please join me in welcoming him to UCSD. Wooley may be reached at x23604, jwooley@ucsd.edu. Robert C. Dynes Chancellor