Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Interim Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Dr. Tucker is a very senior, seasoned researcher and professional, having earned a PhD in Microbiology, held postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford and the Australian National University, worked as a research scientist, and served on and led technology and business development teams in industry. He joined UCOP in 2003 and became the Executive Director of Research Administration and Technology Transfer in 2004. In the 2010 reorganization of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS), Dr. Tucker’s office was renamed Innovation Alliances and Services (IAS) to reflect a broader role in supporting and enhancing interactions with industry to help move technology from the laboratory to the marketplace. He currently plays a central role in President Napolitano’s Technology Commercialization initiative and is the appointed Interim V.P. of Research & Graduate Studies.