Jacalyn McHugh, MSc
Center Assistant Director
Jackie joined the UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine as Assistant Director on October 1, 2018. Jackie provides administrative and strategic leadership, programmatic and operational support, and oversee the effective management of the multiple and complex fiscal and human resources needed to fulfill the educational, research, and clinical missions. She will accomplish this through building partnerships with our internal and external colleagues.
Prior to joining the Center, Jackie served as the Research Operations Manager for the Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. There she played an integral role in establishing the research operation infrastructure and managed the grant portfolio for the Institute. She has conducted research as part of a team using stem cells to elucidate the mechanisms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to investigate potential treatments for the disease.
This work developed her passion for translating research to treatments and her appreciation for the operational infrastructure needed to support researchers to do their best work. She is grateful for this remarkable opportunity to participate in building a Center that will enable our UW faculty, scientists, and staff to bring genomic science and precision medicine to our community and all Wisconsinites.
Jackie received a Master of Science in Animal Science and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends and traveling.