Leadership

Eric D. Isaacs

Eric D. Isaacs

The Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor In Physics | Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and National Laboratories

Eric D. Isaacs is the Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and National Laboratories at the University of Chicago, serves as CEO of UChicago Argonne, LLC, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory and is a member of the Boards for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Executive Assistant:
Cynthia Sullivan
Phone: 773-702-9476
Email: clsullivan@uchicago.edu

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John Flavin

John Flavin

Associate Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

John Flavin, MBA, is the Associate Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago. He leads the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which brings together the University’s nationally recognized programs in venture creation and education, technology commercialization, and business incubation, streamlining access to venture support resources for University and community entrepreneurs and corporate partners.

Executive Assistant:
Rose Boyd Jones
Phone: 773-834-3209
Email: rjones2819@uchicago.edu

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Ka Yee C. Lee

Ka Yee C. Lee

Professor in Chemistry, the James Franck Institute, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics and the College | Senior Associate Vice President for Research

Ka Yee C. Lee, Professor in Chemistry, the James Franck Institute, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics and the College, is the Senior Associate Vice President for Research. She currently serves as the Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee for the University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong.

Department Administrator:
Omeca Wadley
Phone: 773-834-0953
Email: kbuice@uchicago.edu

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Laurence Hill

Laurence Hill

Senior Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

As Senior Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Larry is responsible for office-wide strategic planning and execution of strategic initiatives by increasing coordination and integration across all functional areas that fall within the Office’s oversight.  Larry also plays a key role in developing a communications strategy and capacity to enhance the Office’s overall ability to serve as a strong and effective voice for the University’s research enterprise.

Department Administrator:
Omeca Wadley
Phone: 773-834-0953
Email: kbuice@uchicago.edu

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Joseph Kanabrocki

Joseph Kanabrocki

Associate Vice President for Research Safety | Biological Safety Officer and Select Agent Responsible Official

Joe heads the University’s Office of Research Safety and serves as the Biological Safety Officer and Select Agent Responsible Official for the University. The office is charged with instilling a culture that focuses on the health and well-being of all University personnel engaged in research activities. He provides staff support to the Research Safety Policy Council and lead a Research Safety Leadership Team to assist in the development of standards and policies for review and approval. He also works closely with divisional research safety specialists, the University Environmental Health and Safety Office, the Animal Resources Center and, as appropriate, with Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Department Administrator:
Chantene Zichterman
Phone: 773-834-1228
Email: chantene@uchicago.edu

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Michael Ludwig

Michael Ludwig

Associate Vice President for Research Administration | Director, University Research Administration

As Associate Vice President for Research Administration and Director of University Research Administration, Mike leads a team of more than 25 professionals responsible for grant and contract management, research compliance, and review and institutional endorsement of all applications for sponsored funding, including clinical studies and trials and Material Transfer Agreements. The group also provides sponsored project information services and overall guidance, support, and research administration training.

Executive Secretary:
Xiomy Rodriguez-Fahs
Phone: 773-702-2098
Email: xrf@uchicago.edu

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Tracey Quinn

Tracey Quinn

Associate Vice President for National Laboratories

As Associate Vice President for National Laboratories Tracey serves as Secretary to the UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors and the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC Board of Directors and has executive management responsibility for all Board support and programmatic and operational review functions for both Boards.

Office Administrator:
Elena Rolon
Phone: 630-252-8101
Email: erolon@uchicago.edu

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H. Birali Runesha

H. Birali Runesha

Assistant Vice President for Research Computing | Director of the Research Computing Center

As Director of Research Computing for the University of Chicago, Birali provides leadership and vision for advancing all aspects of research computing strategies at the University. He is responsible for the design, configuration, and administration of centrally managed High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems and related services across the University. His team provides advanced technical expertise, user support, advice and training and access to the University’s high performance computing facility to the research community.

Administrative Assistant:
Giselle Requejo
Phone: 773-702-3374
Email: giselle2@uchicago.edu

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Rhianna Wisniewski

Rhianna Wisniewski

Associate Director, Communications

Rhianna is responsible for developing and executing communications strategy for the organization, leading efforts to increase the office’s   internal brand recognition and engagement. She also collaborates with partners from across campus to identify and amplify information about discoveries and promising scientific research at the University, and to coordinate the communication efforts required for the University to be recognized as a global leader in science, research and innovation.