Jo Gazzaley

Facilitator - Neuroscape


UCSF – Mission Bay
Sandler Neuroscience Center
MC 0444, 675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco, CA 94158




Jo Gazzaley worked in a genetics lab studying neuron regeneration while attending the University of British Columbia. Her supervisor suggested that she get some computer experience before starting any post-graduate studies. So, after completing her B.Sc. in Biology, Jo got a job at IBM in the quality assurance (QA) division. She quickly became a QA lead and decided not to return to school and instead pursue a career in Information Technology (IT). Jo moved from QA to business analysis and consulting. After seven years with IBM, Jo was ready to leave the consultant travel schedule behind and accepted a position at San Francisco State University. As Senior IT Director of Strategic Technology, she oversaw development teams responsible for web and mobile applications and enterprise systems. Throughout her IT career, Jo never lost her interest in science and the brain. Neuroscape has given her to opportunity to connect her early years in biology with her current expertise in technology.

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