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Committees

Core Facilities 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)
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, NUANCE
Vinzenz Unger
Professor of Molecular Biosciences (WCAS)
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)
Andrew Ott
Director of Core Facilities; IMSERC Director; Faculty Director of ELSC; Research Associate Professor
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, NUANCE

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 WesselsProfessor and Faculty Director of Cook Microfabrication Facility (McC)
Cheng SunAssistant Professor Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (McC)
Horacio EspinosaProfessor and Faculty Director of NUFAB (McC)
Kenneth ShullProfessor and Faculty Director of OMM (McC)
Mark HersamProfessor of Materials Science and Engineering (McC)
Nasir Basit, PhDOperations Director of NUFAB (McC)
Nathaniel SternAssistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy (WCAS)
Rich LueptowProfessor and Senior Associate Dean for Research (McC)
Teri OdomProfessor of Chemistry (WCAS)
Venkat ChandrasekharProfessor of Physics and Astronomy (WCAS)

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:

Andrew OttDirector of Core Facilities; IMSERC Director; Faculty Director of ELSC; Research Associate Professor
Fruma YehielyAssociate Vice President for Research
Jian CaoAVPR and Professor (McC)
Kelly MayoProfessor and Associate Dean for Research (WCAS)
Milan MrksichHenry Wade Rodgers Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Cell and Molecular Biology
Rex ChisholmAVPR and Research Dean (FSM)
Rich LueptowProfessor and Senior Associate Dean for Research (McC)
Vinayak P. DravidAbraham Harris Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty Director, NUANCE
 
OR Review Panel – Spring 2019

Tirzah Abbott
Keith Brister
Jian Cao
Matt Clutter
Peng Gao
Arabela Grigorescu
Robert Holmgren
Curt Horvath
Dieter Isheim
Ying Jia
Kelly Mayo
Sheena NM
Todd Parrish
Harris Perlman
Carla Rosenfeld
Mark Seniw
Carla Shute
Valerie Tokars
Keith Tyo
Xinkun Wang
Jeffrey Weiss
Yongbo Zhang