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CNS Research & facilities


The Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Facilities functions as the clearinghouse for all matters relating to research activities and facilities projects in the college.  Dean Appling and his group manage all space in the college and oversee and approve all college-related renovations and building projects, including faculty recruitment space needs, teaching and research labs, and shared facilities. On the research side, the office manages the indirect cost budget (see below), provides matching funds for multi-investigator grants, oversees college core facilities, and runs the CNS Catalyst Grant competition.

The Strategic Research Initiatives arm of the office (directed by Dan Bost) provides grant proposal development support to faculty college-wide. We work with teams of faculty to identify and develop multi-investigator center grant and institutional training grant proposals. We also offer one-on-one consultations for individual investigator grant proposals. Finally, we coordinate the nomination process for limited submission research awards throughout the year.

CNS Indirect Cost Policy

The College of Natural Sciences receives from the University 25% of all indirect costs (IDC) generated from the research grants that were awarded to CNS PIs in the previous calendar year. Each September, the college returns on average 50% of its share back to the departments, centers, and ORUs that generated the IDC. Indirect costs are used to offset overhead expenses associated with the sponsored research conducted in academic departments and University Research Units.

Additional information on CNS IDC policy and use of IDC can be found here.

Please note: CNS policy does not allow indirect costs to be returned to individual PIs or faculty for their own use.

 Research & Facilities Staff


Dean R Appling
Associate Dean, Professor
Lester J. Reed Professorship in Biochemistry

Regulation And Organization Of Metabolic Pathways
WCH 3.128
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Benson, Dwaine
Dwaine A Benson
Facility Manager
MBB 2.404
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Bost, Fredrick
Dan Bost
Director of Strategic Research Initiatives
WCH 3.128C
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Curtis, Brittany
Brittany Curtis
Project Manager
NHB 5.402
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Daniel Heath
Daniel Heath
Director III for Facilities and Project Development
NHB 5.402
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Estes, John S.
John S Estes
Facility Manager
BIO 310
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Harasimowitz, Ann
Ann Harasimowitz
Director III for Facilities and Safety
NHB 5.402A
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Hawkins, Anise
Anise R Hawkins
Research Program Coordinator
WCH 3.128
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Konieczny, Cory
Cory Konieczny
Facility Manager
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Marshall, Amy No
Facility Manager
Moore, Steven
Steven E Moore
Director I for Facilities and Safety
WEL 5.428
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Pena, Mark
Mark Pena
Materials Handler
Seaton, Casey R.
Casey R Seaton
Research Building Project Specialist
Yujuico, Elena
Maria Elena F Yujuico
Senior Administrative Associate
WCH 3.128
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