Mary Frances Ypma-Wong
Manager, Research Development
School of Medicine
Dr. Ypma-Wong manages the Research Development Unit (RDU) in the School of Medicine. The RDU provides funding opportunity support, helping faculty to develop a strategic approach and find funding opportunities. The unit also provides grant proposal support, including grant editing services and resources to increase the efficiency of proposal development; they support a range of programs designed to enhance the quality and competitiveness of UCISOM research grant proposals.
Dr. Ypma-Wong received her B.S. in Biochemistry from UCLA, and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics with an emphasis on virology from UCI. After completing a postdoctoral research program in fungal genetics, she focused on teaching and course development for undergraduate and medical students, both in the laboratory and lecture hall at UCI and other institutions. Her transition to administration and research development was a natural next step; she has supported both faculty and postdoctoral scholars in career and research development for the last decade at UCI.