People
Staff

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Steven Gomez

Financial Coordinator
Phone: 847-491-2775
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  • Manages projections for faculty
  • Account reconciliation and closing
  • Processes department financial transactions
  • Department deposits and gift processing
  • Backup to Business Administrator in areas of financial approvals and operations
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Cody Jarrett

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 847-467-4824
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  • Manages special projects for the Department Chair and Business Administrator
  • Assists with the department's special events
  • Room reservations (outside of course schedule)
  • Processes purchase orders, reimbursements and vouchers for ChBE office (backup) and the following labs: Jewett, Kung, Notestein, Snurr, Tullman-Ercek and Wang.

Emily Kocevar

Program Coordinator
Phone: 847-491-2623
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  • Assists with proposal preparation, account reconciliation, and closing for Jewett, Miller and Tullman-Ercek Labs
  • Administration of the Biotechnology Training Program
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Denise Lukaszow

Financial Assistant
Phone: 847-491-2771
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  • Payroll and health insurance for post-docs and visiting scholars
  • Payroll and tuition management for graduate students
  • Payroll for temps and workstudy students
  • Serves as liaison with McCormick Customer Service Center for visas and hiring paperwork
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Andrew Mark

Research Administrator
Phone: 847-491-5016
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  • Manages all proposal preparations and post-award activities
  • Sponsored research activities compliance monitoring
  • Processes ESPR requests for account code openings, no-cost extensions, etc.
  • Effort Reporting, Payroll, and NU Financials System backup approver
  • Liaison with Office for Sponsored Research (OSR), as well as Account Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP)
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Elizabeth Rentfro

Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 847-491-2773
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  • Manages recruitment, applications, and admissions
  • Assists current graduate students with final thesis presentation paperwork and forms submission to The Graduate School
  • Manages seminars and lectures
  • Website updates

Brittany Webster

Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-2774
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  • First point of contact for the department, providing assistance in all aspects of procedures and services
  • Registration and enrollment (permission number waitlists, textbook ordering, and quarterly classroom reservations)
  • Room reservations
  • Distributes and collects key request forms
  • Website updates
  • Processes purchase orders, reimbursements and vouchers for ChBE office, ChBE adjuncts and the following labs: Amaral, Bagheri, Broadbelt, Burghardt, Leonard, Lucks, Miller, Ottino, Torkelson, and Tyo.
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Jennifer Young

Business Administrator
Phone: 847-491-2776
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  • Oversees financial operations and budget for the department
  • Approving financial transactions, faculty payroll, salary recovery, leaves, and promotion
  • Coordinating effort reporting, annual report, facilities management, and annual space survey, etc.
  • Manages department administrative staff

Master of Biotechnology

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William Miller

Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology
Phone: 847-491-4828
Office: Tech E248
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Igor Kourkine

Associate Director
Phone: 847-491-3559
Office: Tech NG17
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Svetlana Korzeniowski

Academic & Financial Coordinator
Phone: 847-491-7399
Office: Tech NG13
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