Human Islet Research Network

HIREC Staff: Julie Hom

Julie Hom
Senior Systems Analyst 
City of Hope



Human Islet Research Enrichment Center (HIREC) 









Where are you from originally, and where did you go to school?

I’m from Southern California. 

►What is your HIREC position and what do you enjoy about your work?

I am an analyst  and I enjoy working on projects where I can help to analyze business processes, data, and systems to help meet business needs.   

►Why did you decide to work in scientific research? 

I’ve always been interested in learning about how things work. I sorta fell into working in the clinical/scientific research field and found that it was something that I enjoyed doing.    

►When not working, what are your favorite hobbies/activities?

When not working, I enjoy gardening. I’m working on building a collection of fruit trees. So far I have mango, cherry, pomegranate, apple, logan, pomelo, persimmon, passion fruit, grapes, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, tangerine, cherimoya and avocado.