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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.  Andreas Matouschek 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 provides grant proposal development support to faculty college-wide. We coordinate several internal funding programs supporting faculty, graduate students, and postdocs in CNS. 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


Benson, Dwaine
Dwaine A Benson
Facility Manager
MBB 2.404
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Brennan, Jacob No
Jacob T Brennan
Assistant Director
Welch Building Manager
Bruner, Lesley No
Lesley Bruner
Senior Administrative Program Coordinator
Cole, Emily No
Emily B Cole
Director of Strategic Research Initiatives
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 No
Anise R Hawkins
Program Manager, Strategic Research Initiatives
WCH 3.128
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Konieczny, Cory No
Cory Konieczny
Facility Manager
NHB and FNT Facilities Manager
NHB 1.404
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Andreas Matouschek
Associate Dean, Professor
Mechanisms of protein machines, protein folding, unfolding, and degradation.
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Pena, Mark
Mark Pena
Project Specialist
Seaton, Casey R.
Casey R Seaton
Facility Manager
Sheridan, Rose No
Rose K Sheridan
Project Specialist
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Syrett, Heather No
Angel Syrett
Special Projects Leader
WCH 3.128
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Vukovich, Zarko No
Zarko Vukovich
Facility Manager
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Yujuico, Elena
Maria Elena Yujuico
Senior Administrative Associate
WCH 3.128
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