Committees

Advancing the Biophysical and Biochemical Sciences (ABBS) Core Facilities Committee

This Committee's goal is to develop an university-wide strategic plan for investigators working in biophysics, biochemistry, biological and physical chemistry. An important connection between these disciplines is the overlapping instrumentation and technical expertise required to work in these areas. Consequently, the Committee advises the Office for Research on the instrumentation and technical support needs of these disciplines on a biannual basis.

Current Members:
Alfonso Mondragon - Professor and Faculty Director of the Structural Biology Facility (WCAS)
Amy Rosenzweig - Professor and Faculty Director of the Keck Biophysics Facility (WCAS)
Eric Weiss - Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences, Faculty Co-Director of HTAL (WCAS)
Ishwar Radhakrishnan - Professor and Director of Biological NMR Facility (WCAS)
Karl Scheidt - Professor and Faculty Director of ChemCore (WCAS)
Karla Satchell - Associate Professor in Microbiology-Immunology (FSM)
Ramille Shah - Assistant Professor and Member of IBNAM (FSM and McC)

Imaging Advisory Committee

This Committee's goal is to develop an university-wide strategic plan for investigators working with advanced imaging technologies. An important aspect of this plan is identifying and procuring instrumentation and technical expertise required to work with these technologies. Consequently, the Committee advises the Office for Research (OR) on the instrumentation and technical support needs of these technologies on a biannual basis.

Current Members:
Andrew Larson - Professor and Faculty Director, Center for Translational Imaging (FSM)
Joshua Rappoport - Research Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center (FSM)
Robert Holmgren - Professor and Faculty Director of BIF (WCAS)
Tom Meade - Professor and Faculty Director of CAMI (WCAS)
Vinayak P. Dravid - Abraham Harris Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty Director of NUANCE Center
Vladimir Gelfand - Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology (FSM)
William Muller - Professor of Pathology (FSM)

Inter-Institutional Core Advisory Committee

This Committee serves as an advisory board for the Open Access Initiative between Northwestern, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois-Chicago. The members below are representatives from Northwestern and include senior faculty and senior administrators in the Office for Research.

Current Members:
Amy Paller - Professor and Faculty Director of SDRC (FSM)
John Disterhoft - Professor and Faculty Director of BPC (FSM)
Karl Scheidt - Professor and Faculty Director of ChemCore (WCAS)
Vinayak P. Dravid - Abraham Harris Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty Director of NUANCE Center

Microfabrication Faculty Advisory Committee

This Committee is comprised of senior leadership in the McCormick School of Engineering (McC) and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) whose goal is to ensure communication and coordination of activities related to the microfabrication facilities on campus.

Chair: Hooman Mohseni - Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (McC)

Current Members:
Bruce Wessels - Professor and Faculty Director of Cook Microfabrication Facility (McC)
Cheng Sun - Assistant Professor Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (McC)
Horacio Espinosa - Professor and Faculty Director of NUFAB (McC)
Kenneth Shull - Professor and Faculty Director of OMM (McC)
Mark Hersam - Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (McC)
Nasir Basit, PhD - Operations Director of NUFAB (McC)
Nathaniel Stern - Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy (WCAS)
Rich Lueptow - Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research (McC)
Teri Odom - Professor of Chemistry (WCAS)
Venkat Chandrasekhar - Professor of Physics and Astronomy (WCAS)

OR Review Panel - Spring 2018

This Committee is comprised of senior research administrators from McCormick, WCAS and FSM as well as directors and managers of core facilities whose function is to review internal equipment grants submitted to the Office for Research.

Chair:  Rich Lueptow - Professor and Senior Associate Dean (McC)

Current Members:
Alex Waters - Manager of MR Imaging, CAMI
Alexandra Kolot - Research Lab Manager, ANTEC
Alfonso Mondragon - Professor and Faculty Director of the Structural Biology Facility (WCAS)
Brian Odom - Faculty Director and Associate Professor, Research Shop
Chi-Hao Luan - Research Professor and Scientific Director of High Throughput Analysis Laboratory (WCAS)
David Dunand - Professor and Co-Director of CLaMMP
David Seidman - Professor and Faculty Director of NUCAPT (McC)
Demirkan Gursel - Scientific Director, Manager of Core Laboratories, Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis - Assistant Professor and Director, Stem Cell Core Facility
Gajendra Shekhawat - Research Professor and SPID Director
Jeffrey Weiss - Research Professor and Director of Core Planning (FSM)
Jenny Zhang - Research Professor of Surgery and Director, Microsurgery Core (FSM)
Jessica Elizabeth Hornick - Operations Director
Jian Cao - AVPR and Professor (McC)
Joshua Rappoport - Research Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center (FSM)
Keith MacRenaris - Research Assistant Professor/Managing Director of QBIC, Optical Imaging Specialist, CAMI
Kelly Mayo - Professor and Associate Dean for Research (WCAS)
Kenneth Shull - Professor and Faculty Director of OMM (McC)
Nasir Basit, PhD - Operations Director of NUFAB (McC)
Neil Schweitzer - Research Assistant Professor and CleanCat Operations Director
Sergii Pshenychnyi - Research Associate
Young Ah Goo - Operations Director, Research Assistant Professor

University Core Facility Advisory Board

This Committee meets quarterly to coordinate policies and procedures regarding core facilities across the University. Topics include strategic planning, marketing, professional development and tactical business decisions that promote and enhance the operations and management of core facilities.

Co-Chair:  Andy Ott - Director of Core Facilities (OR)
Co-Chair:  Jeff Weiss - Director of Research Core Planning (FSM)
 
Current Members:
Fruma Yehiely - Associate Vice President for Research
Jian Cao - AVPR and Professor (McC)
Joshua Rappoport - Research Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center (FSM)
Kelly Mayo - Professor and Associate Dean for Research (WCAS)
Milan Mrksich - Henry Wade Rodgers Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Cell and Molecular Biology
Rex Chisholm - AVPR and Research Dean (FSM)
Rich Lueptow - Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research (McC)
Vinayak P. Dravid - Abraham Harris Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty Director of NUANCE Center