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Research Leadership

VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH

Vice Chancellor for Research
 

SR. ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLORS

Wesley G. Byerly, PharmD
Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
 
Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD
Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Clinical
sdj@uthsc.edu 
 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Phil Cestaro
Associate Vice Chancellor
 

CLINICAL RESEARCH and CLINICAL TRIALS

Clinical Trials Governance Board
Giuseppe Pizzorno, PhD, PharmD
Chair
 
Clinical Trials Unit
Csaba Kovesdy, MD
Medical Director
 
Clinical Trials Unit
Risa Ramsey, PhD
Executive Director
 
Clinical Research Center
Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD
Medical Director
 
Clinical Research Center
Mary Peterson, RN
Director/Manager
 

COMPLIANCE

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Jeff Steketee, PhD
Chair
 
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Aman Bajwa, PhD
Vice Chair
 
Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)
Ramesh Ray, PhD
Chair
rray3@uthsc.edu
 
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Mark A. Miller, PhD
Chair
 
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Cameron Barclay
Director

CORES

Institutional Research Cores
Tiffany Seagroves, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor
 
Medicinal Chemistry Core
Jiawang Liu, PhD
Director
 
Proteomics & Metabolomics
David Kakhniashvili, PhD
Director
 
Advanced Imaging Core
Rachel Escue Helms, PhD
Microscopy Manager
 
Molecular Bioinformatics
Daniel Johnson, PhD
Director
 
Regional Biocontainment Lab
Colleen Jonsson, PhD
Director
 
Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorting
Tony Marion, PhD
Director
 
Molecular Resource Center
Tiffany Seagroves, PhD
Executive Director
 
Research Histology Core
 
Lab Animal Care Unit 
David Hamilton, DVM, DACLAM
Director
dhamilt7@uthsc.ed
 
Molecular Resource Center
William Taylor, PhD
Director
 

DEVELOPMENT

Jamie Whatenby, MPA
Director
jwharten@uthsc.edu 
 

ELECTRONIC RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

Jeanne Hermann, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor
 
Lawson Culver
Director
 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Steve Bares
Associate Vice Chancellor, Entrepreneurship
 

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Jacqueline Toney
Director
 

GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS

Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor
 
Weikuan Gu, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor
 

INSTITUTES & CONSORTIA

Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM)
Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD
Executive Director
 
Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) 
Margaret Lynn, LMSW, RDN, CCRP, CIP
Director of Clinical Research Development
 
Tennessee Population Health Consortium 
Jim Bailey, PhD
Executive Director
 
Neuroscience Institute
Anton Reiner, PhD
Co-Director
 
Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI)
Karen Johnson, MD
Co-Director
 
Institute for the Study of Host Pathogen Systems (ISHPS)
Director
Colleen Jonsson, PhD
 
Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) 
Michelle Martin, PhD
Co-Director
 
Neuroscience Institute
Matthew Ennis, PhD
Director
 

MARKETING and COMMUNICATIONS

Lee Ferguson
Director
 

SAFETY AFFAIRS

Tim Barton
Director
 

SCIENTIFIC WRITING

Kyle Johnson, PhD
Director
 

SPONSORED PROGRAMS

Brenda Murrell, MBA, CICA
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of Sponsored Programs
Director, Proposal and Award Management
bmurrell@uthsc.edu
 
Jul 12, 2022