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The Office of Research consists of staff who facilitate all facets of research and related support, technology commercialization, and business and industry outreach. KU Research also oversees the university's 12 designated research centers and the bulk of its core laboratories.


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Vice Chancellor for Research – Simon Atkinson

  • Executive Associate to the Vice Chancellor – Julie Popiel

    • Administrative Associate Senior – Cari Alfers
    • Administrative Associate Senior – Deanne Arensberg
       
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Research – Kathleen Lane

  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Research – Erik Lundquist

    • Facilities Manager (Youngberg, SARF, WRF) – Suzanne Kerich
    • Facilities Manager (Nichols) – Jessica Small
    • Facilities Manager (LSRL, Higuchi) – Scott Jeffress
    • Facilities Manager (SBC) – Carla Ramirez
    • Facilities Manager (MRB) – Ann Smith
    • Facilities Manager (ISB) – Laurie White
       
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Research – Belinda Sturm

  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research – Alicia Reed

    • Associate Director, Pre-Award Services – Brad Bernet
      • Grant Officer (Team 1 Lead) – Fawn Weber
        • Grant Coordinator – Kim Wittman
        • Grant Specialist – Brad Banks
        • Grant Specialist – Cynthia Beall
        • Grant Specialist – Kelly Buszek
        • Grant Specialist – Lacie Turner
      • Grant Officer (Team 2 Lead) – Cynthia Walker
        • Grant Coordinator – Tina Roberts
        • Grant Specialist – Dawn Hawkins
        • Grant Specialist – Jamie Hulse
        • Grant Specialist – Stephanie Phan
    • Associate Director, Contract Negotiations – Aaron Crim
      • Contract Officer – Ashley Coles
      • Contract Officer – Maile Fincher
      • Contract Officer – Laura Irick
      • Contract Officer – Rachel Saalweachter
    • Associate Director, Post-Award Services – Anita Abel
      • Grant Officer – Tracie Watkins
      • Senior Grant Coordinator – Aletha Beard
        • Grant Coordinator – Michael Blocker
        • Grant Specialist – Betty Scheetz
        • Grant Specialist – Taylor Wilson
      • Senior Grant Coordinator  Shelley Gehrke
        • Grant Coordinator – Jun Fu
        • Grant Specialist  Matt Dollar
      • Grant Manager, Award Processing  Elena Semyonova-Smith
        • Grant Coordinator – Bruce Montrose
        • Grant Coordinator – Jim O’Malley
        • Grant Specialist – Joyce Williams
        • Grant Specialist – Alicia Vanatta
      • Grant Coordinator, Billing & Reporting – Jhunu Thapa
      • Grant Coordinator, Billing & Reporting – Mandy Kelly
      • Grant Specialist, Billing & Reporting – Breanna Jones
      • Financial Analyst Intermediate, Payroll – Kara McDowell
        • Grant Specialist – Robynn Barney
        • Grant Specialist – Selene Ronan
    • Associate Director, Award Management  Jessica Johnson Webb
    • Associate Director, Research Administration – Nancy Biles
      • Administrative Assistant Senior – Deanne Stephens
    • AAI Sponsored Projects Administrator – Krista Benton
    • AAI Sponsored Projects Administrator – Baoshan He
    • Manager, Research Data Analytics – Mike Rohleder
       
  • Executive Director, Fiscal Affairs / Chief Financial Officer – Gina Cregg

    • Director, Budgets & Financial Services – Mike Heaton
      • Finance Manager – Vacant
        • Financial Analyst – Janet Good
      • Associate Director, Budgets & Financial Services – Elizabeth Monroe
        • Accountant – Kelly Baysinger
      • Assistant Director, Procurement/Contracts – Sherry Draper
        • Purchasing Agent – James Edmonds
        • Administrative Assistant – Laura Maloney
    • Assistant Director, Cash Control & Auditing – Karen Schaller
      • Business Manager – Kevin Teel
      • Accountant Senior – Annie Rajaei
      • Accountant Senior – Alice Yang
      • Accountant – Brenda Barski
      • Accountant – Lilly Bobb
      • Accountant – Justin Goetting
      • Accountant – Jenni Stinnett
    • Financial Analyst Senior – Leanne Bodmer
    • Associate Director, Financial Reporting – Susan Rider
    • Manager, Functional Systems – Elise Waldron
      • eCompliance Developer – Stephen Klamet
      • Information Specialist – Richard Walker
      • Functional Systems Analyst Senior – John Snyder
         
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and Director, External Affairs – Mindie Paget

    • Communications Specialist – Rylie Koester
       
  • Director, Research Development – Carol Burdsal

    • Assistant Director, Research Development – Doug Bornemann
       
  • Director, Research Integrity – Susan MacNally

    • Human Research Protection Program Administrator – Alyssa Haase
      • Human Research Protection Program Coordinator – Jennifer Dumpert
    • Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Coordinator – Heidi Lewis
    • Compliance Officer – Bob Szrot
    • Compliance Coordinator – Alexander Smith
       
  • Director, Strategic Partnerships – Tricia Bergman

  • President, KU Center for Technology Commercialization – Simon Atkinson (interim)

    • Director, IP Management – Matt Koenig
      • IP Coordinator – Chris Hanson
    • Director, Technology Transfer – Vacant
      • Senior Licensing Associate – Aswini Betha
      • Licensing Associate – David Richart
    • Director, Administration & Systems – Bridget Stull
      • Administrative Assistant Senior – Tammi Bramlett
      • Operations & Finance Specialist – Bethany Scothorn

Office of Research

Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI)

  • Neal Kingston – Director
    • Accessible Teaching, Learning & Assessment Systems
    • Agile Technology Solutions
    • Center for Creativity & Entrepreneurship Education
    • Center for Education Opportunities Programs
    • Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation
    • Center for Public Partnerships & Research
    • Center for Montessori Research

Biodiversity Institute (BI)

  • Jorge Soberón – Director
    • Biodiversity Research & Collections
    • Biodiversity Informatics
    • Natural History Museum
    • Paleontological Institute

Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC)

  • Bala Subramaniam – Director

Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)

  • Carl Leuschen – Director

Hall Center for the Humanities

  • Richard Godbeer – Director
    • Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities

Higuchi Biosciences Center (HBC)

  • John Stobaugh – Director
    • Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease
    • Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways
    • Center for Chemical Methodologies & Library Development Legacy
    • KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center – Mitochondrial Genomics & Metabolism

Information & Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC)

  • Perry Alexander – Director
    • Bioinformatics & Computational Life Sciences Laboratory
    • Communications & Signal Processing Laboratory
    • Computer Systems Design Laboratory
    • e-Learning Design Laboratory
    • Information Assurance Laboratory
    • Media Innovations Laboratory
    • Networking Systems Laboratory
    • Radar Systems & Remote Sensing Laboratory

Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR)

  • Donna Ginther – Director
    • Center for Compassionate & Sustainable Communities
    • Center for Environmental Policy
    • Center for Indigenous Research, Science & Technology
    • Center for Military, War & Society Studies
    • Center for the Study of Injustice
    • Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy
    • Surveillance Studies Research Center

Institute for Bioengineering Research (IBER)

  • Paulette Spencer – Director

Kansas Biological Survey (KBS)

  • Sara Baer – Director

Kansas Geological Survey (KGS)

  • Rolfe Mandel – Director

Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies (LSI)

  • John Colombo – Director
    • Beach Center on Disability
    • Center for Community Health & Development
    • Center for Research on Learning
    • Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research & Treatment
    • Child Language Doctoral Program
    • Juniper Gardens Children’s Project
    • Kansas Center for Autism Research & Training
    • Kansas Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center
    • KU Center on Developmental Disabilities
    • Life Span Institute at Parsons
    • Merrill Advanced Studies Center
    • SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Education Center
    • Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú

Core Research Resource Labs

Research Laboratories

  • Center for Research Computing – Hoang Tran, Director
  • Instrumentation Design Lab – Rob Young, Director
  • KU Nanofabrication Facility – Ryan Grigsby, Director

Biomedical Research Centers

  • Animal Care Unit – Matt Riegel, Interim Director
  • Biopharmaceutical Innovation & Optimization – Michael Hageman, Director
  • High Throughput Screening Laboratory – Anu Roy, Director
  • Microscopy & Analytical Imaging Laboratory – Eduardo Rosa-Molinar, Director
  • Protein Production Core Laboratory – Fei Phillip Gao, Director
  • Purification Analysis Laboratory – Ben Neuenswander, Director

Molecular Structures Group

  • Biomolecular NMR Laboratory – Justin Douglas, Director
  • Mass Spectrometry & Analytical Proteomics Laboratory – Anita Saraf, Director
  • Molecular Graphics & Modeling Laboratory – David Johnson, Director
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory – Justin Douglas, Director
  • Protein Structure & X-ray Crystallography Laboratory – Scott Lovell, Director

Collaborating Laboratories

  • Computational Chemical Biology Core Laboratory – David Johnson, Director
  • Genome Sequencing Core Laboratory – Jennifer Hackett, Director
  • Infectious Disease Assay Development Core Laboratory – Anu Roy, Director
  • Synthetic Chemical Biology Core Laboratory – Chamani Perera, Director