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Milan Mrksich named Northwestern’s Vice President for Research

Award-winning scientist has overseen University’s research portfolio through COVID-19 pandemic
Milan Mrksich, VP Research

Milan Mrksich, chemist and synthetic biologist, has been named Northwestern’s new Vice President for Research. Photos: Eileen Molony

Milan Mrksich has been named Northwestern University’s Vice President for Research, Interim Provost Kathleen Hagerty announced today, May 14, following a nationwide search.

Mrksich took over as interim vice president for research on October 1, 2019, well before a global pandemic struck, but his deep knowledge and understanding of the University’s research enterprise has helped him considerably in his new role.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, the nationally known, award-winning scientist has overseen the University’s research portfolio, working with his leadership team to manage adjustments in research activity during the outbreak and to maintain essential laboratory and administrative services.

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