Manilyn is a Grants Specialist for Team E in the UCSF Office of Sponsored Research and has worked in research administration since 2008. Prior to joining UCSF in 2021, she held positions of various scope at academic and research institutions (i.e., UC Irvine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science) supporting basic science, translational, clinical, and industry sponsored research projects. In her previous roles, she has been responsible for proposal review and submission, post-award management of grants, contracts, and subawards, and the programmatic management of an NCI-designated cancer center.
Manilyn served as the Treasurer for Region VI within the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) from 2019-2021. She has been actively involved with NCURA since 2016 and presented at regional and national meetings on topics such as budgeting, forecasting, and industry sponsored clinical trials.