Sarah Johnson
sarah.johnson( at )
(847) 491-2776
Sarah Johnson
Business Administrator
  • 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 Chemical and Biological Engineering administrative staff
Iman Nasser
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(847) 491-2773
Iman Nasser
Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Manages recruitment, applications, and admissions
  • Assists current graduate student with final thesis presentation paperwork and forms submission to TGS
  • Manage seminars and lectures
  • Website updates
Aaron DeLee
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(847) 491-5016
Aaron DeLee
Research Administrator
  • Manages all proposal preparation and post-award management
  • Sponsored research activities compliance monitoring
  • Processes OSR2 forms to request account code opening, no-cost extensions, etc.
  • Effort Reporting, Payroll, and NU Financials System backup approver
  • Liaison with Office for Sponsored Research (OSR)
Steven Gomez
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(847) 491-2775
Steven Gomez
Financial Coordinator
  • 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
Financial Assistant
  • Payroll and health insurance for post-docs and visiting scholars
  • Payroll and tuition management for graduate students
  • Payroll for temps and work-study students
  • Serves as liaison with McC Customer Service Center for visas and hiring paperwork
Jennifer Hardney
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(847) 491-2623
Jennifer Hardney
Associate Research Administrator
  • Assists with proposal preparation, account reconciliation and closing for Jewett and Miller Labs
  • Biotechnology Training Grant Administration
Justyna Gutowska
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(847) 467-1299
Justyna Gutowska
Associate Research Administrator/Amaral Lab
  • Assists with proposal preparation, account reconciliation and closing for Amaral Lab
(847) 491-7399
Master of Biotechnology Program Assistant
  • Department point of contact, provides assistance with any procedures and services
  • Graduate student registration and enrollment Assists with recruitment, applications, and admission
  • Oversees financial operations and budget for the department
  • Processes purchase orders, reimbursements and vouchers, additional pays
  • ABS (Association of Biotechnology Students) adviser
  • Room reservations for program events and courses
  • Maintains MBP website
Hanna Pahr
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Hanna Pahr
Program Assistant
  • 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
Daniela Costabile
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Daniela Costabile
Administrative Assistant
  • Manage special projects for the Chair and Business Administrator
  • Assist with department special events
  • Room reservations (outside of course schedule)
  • Processes purchase orders, reimbursements and vouchers for Jewett, Kung, Snurr, and Notestein Labs
Victoria Harley
Victoria Harley
Master of Biotechnology Communications Coordinator
  • Develops and manages integrated marketing/communications strategies
  • Manages social media accounts
  • Oversees design concepts of any internal and external marketing initiatives
  • Management of marketing communications projects
  • Assists in special event planning