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Vice President

Radenka Maric
Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Radenka Maric oversees the $260 million research enterprise at all UConn campuses, including UConn Health. Prior to leading the OVPR, she served as Executive Director for UConn’s $132 million Innovation Partnership Building, which has already leveraged more than $80 million in industry and federal agency projects. She has also led and continues to drive strategic efforts to build fundamental and applied research and technology commercialization capabilities in partnership with government, industry, and other academic leaders. In addition to her senior leadership roles, Dr. Maric is a CT Clean Energy Fund Professor in Sustainable Energy. She earned her BS from Belgrade University, and her MS and PhD from Kyoto University.

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radenka.maric@uconn.edu | 860.486.3621
Executive Assistant: Joanna Desjardin

Associate Vice Presidents

Wesley Byerly

Wesley Byerly, Pharm D
Associate VP for Research
Research Integrity & Regulatory Affairs


Executive Assistant: Hillary Stevens

Michael Glasgow

Michael Glasgow, Jr.
Associate VP for Research
Sponsored Program Services


Administrative Assistant: Marie Meister

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams, PhD
Associate VP for Research
Research Development


Administrative Assistant: Maryann Markowski

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Abhijit (Jit) Banerjee, PhD

Associate VP for Research
Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Administrative Assistant: Nicole Barkley

Julie Schwager

Julie Schwager
Associate VP for Research
Research Finance


Administrative Assistant: Christine Gilligan