Traci Galbaugh, Ph.D.

Portrait of Traci Galbaugh

Position Title
Managing Executive Director, Foundation Engagement


Traci started her position at UC Davis in 2015. In addition to managing a team of two, she focuses on working with faculty in the basic and biomedical sciences (Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine) to identify and pursue funding opportunities from non-governmental entities as well as building relationships with these foundations. Prior to joining UC Davis, she worked at Northwestern University (NU) for 10 years where she originally started as post-doctoral fellow in the Lurie Cancer Center. After transitioning away from the bench, she spent three years as the associate director for an interdisciplinary graduate program in the Biological Sciences at NU. Her last position at NU before coming to UC Davis was as Senior Associate Director of Foundation Relations, which she held for two years. Galbaugh has a Ph.D. from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Molecular Pathology.