Dr. Kate Alfieri is the Director of Research Development and Training in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care. She is the primary scientific advisor to the Vice Chair for Research and develops, implements, and evaluates initiatives to address faculty and trainee research needs. Before joining UCSF, Kate was the Scientific Program Manager at the Stanford ChEM-H Institute, where she developed and managed interdisciplinary programs aimed to advance research and training at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and medicine.
Kate received her B.S. in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry from Haverford College and her Ph.D. in Chemistry, studying cell signaling at membrane interfaces, in the lab of Dr. Jay T. Groves at UC Berkeley. She is passionate about diversity in STEM, science communication and outreach, and mentorship in science.