PhD, MBA, Director, Clinical Trials Office
Clinical and Translational Science Center, University of
Dr. Marusina leads the Clinical Trials Office, a key unit within the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, which
provides comprehensive management of clinical studies, maintains an extensive clinical research competency training program, and improves local clinical trials processes and infrastructure. She is a regular presenter at conferences including the Trial Innovation Network, Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), MAGI Conference and others, and have published several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Marusina actively participates in workforce development collaborations, such as the ACRP Partners in Workforce Advancement. She fostered several programs improving translation of new products from bench to bedside, including the CTSA Pharmaceutical Assets Portal, now a national initiative between academia and industry to find new uses for discontinued drugs. Prior to UC Davis, Dr. Marusina was a part of the Business Development Group at Novozymes A/S, Denmark, a global leader in industrial enzymes. Dr. Marusina served as Product Manager of Clontech, then a Becton Dickinson Company, where she was responsible for an extensive portfolio of molecular biology products. She received her BS degree in Biochemistry from the Leningrad
State University, Russia, Ph.D. in Molecular Immunology and MBA degree from the University of Cincinnati, OH.