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William Chaussee

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

Financial Coordinator
Phone: 847-491-2774
Office: Tech E136
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  • NUCore chart string and user management
  • 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
  • Assists with proposal preparation, account reconciliation, and closing for Miller Lab
  • Manages subscribers and approvals for the ChBE Staff Listserv

To Be Determined

Financial Assistant
  • 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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Yamina Khouane

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, Lucks, Notestein, Richards, Snurr, Tullman-Ercek and Wang.
  • Manages subscribers and approvals for the ChBE Faculty Listserv
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Andrew Mark

Senior 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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Dana Omar

Program Assistant
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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
  • Processes purchase orders, reimbursements and vouchers for ChBE office, ChBE adjuncts and the following labs: Amaral, Bagheri, Broadbelt, Burghardt, Lee, Leonard, Miller, Ottino, Seitz, Torkelson, and Tyo.
  • Manages subscribers and approvals for the ChBE Undergraduate Student Listserv
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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
  • Manages subscribers and approvals for the ChBE Graduate Student Listserv
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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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Danielle Tullman-Ercek

Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology
Phone: 847-491-7043
Office: Silverman 3619
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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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