Alexandra Bortnik, PhD

Alex joined the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) at UC San Diego in 2018. She manages the Faculty Mentor Training Program for senior faculty and the Grant Writing Course (GWC) for junior faculty. OFA is committed to evidence-based, data-driven strategies to foster faculty success. To support this mission, Alex manages the data collection, management and analysis of all OFA programs, and contributes to the publication of these findings for the larger academic medicine community.


Alex monitors the Office's data integrity and accuracy, and supports the Office in leveraging technology for greater efficiency and business intelligence. Alex trained as an Immunologist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed a postdoc in Molecular Biology at UC San Diego. Alex’s volunteer experiences with the UC San Diego Postdoctoral Association and AWIS SD Outreach led her to her current position.