Leadership

Eric IsaacsEric 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. 

Isaacs provides direct oversight of Argonne and Fermilab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the MBL affiliation, and the University’s founding-partner relationship with the Giant Magellan Telescope project.  He also oversees University research administration, development, safety, and computing; technology development and new ventures; and numerous endeavors in science and innovation that cut across divisions, schools and institutes.   Isaacs’ responsibilities include furthering the University’s efforts in computation, data science and innovation in Hyde Park, including the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Innovation Exchange.

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john_flavin_headshot_vert.jpgJohn 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.

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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.

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laurenceHill.jpgLaurence 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.

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JosephKanabrocki.jpg 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.

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MikeLudwig.jpg 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.

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TraceyQuinn.jpg 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.

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BiraliRunesha.jpg 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.

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