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UMass LSTF Membership

UMass LSTF Chair       ­­­­­­­­­­

Michael F. Collins, M.D.

Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts

Chancellor, UMass Chan Medical School

UMass LSTF Staff

Brendan H. Chisholm

Chief of Staff – Chancellor’s Office, UMass Chan Medical School

Nate Hafer, PhD

Director of Operations, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences

Peter J. Laub

Graduate Intern – Chancellor’s Office, UMass Chan Medical School  


UMass Amherst

Marjorie Aelion, PhD

Dean, School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Timothy J Anderson

Dean, College of Engineering

Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering

James Capistran, PhD

Executive Director, UMass Innovation Institute

Steven D. Goodwin, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor, College of Natural Sciences

Michael F. Malone, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement

Ronnie and Eugene M. Isenberg Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Loren Walker

Director, Research Development

Annette B. Wysocki, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean and Professor, College of Nursing


UMass Boston­

John Ciccarelli

Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations, Public Affairs, and

Economic Development

Adán Colón-Carmona, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology – Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular

Biology of Plants

Andrew J. Grosovsky, ScD

Dean, College of Science and Mathematics

Professor of Mechanisms of Mutagenesis and Genomic Instability in Human Cells

Laura L. Hayman, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA

Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing

Associate Vice Provost for Research

Anahid Kulwicki, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean & Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Jill A. Macoska, PhD

Director, Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy (CPCT)

Alton J. Brann Distinguished Professor in Biological Sciences

Zong-Guo Xia

Vice Provost for Research & Strategic Initiatives

Professor of Environmental Earth and Ocean Sciences


UMass Dartmouth

Erin Bromage, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology

Catherine C. Neto, PhD

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

James A. Fain, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, FAAN

Former Dean and Professor of Nursing

Louis Goodman, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development

Tesfay Meressi, PhD

Associate Provost for Graduate Studies

Paul Vigeant, MPA

Former Assistant Chancellor for Economic Development


UMass Lowell

Susan Braunhut, PhD

Professor of Biological Sciences

Julie Chen, PhD

Vice Provost for Research, Professor and Co-Director for Mechanical Engineering

Mark Hines, PhD

Acting Dean, College of Sciences

Professor of Biological Sciences

Steve McCarthy, PhD

Director and Professor of M2D2 and Plastics Engineering

Mingdi Yan, PhD

Professor of Organic/Materials Chemistry


UMass Chan Medical School        

Terence R. Flotte, M.D.

Executive Deputy Chancellor, Provost, Chief Research Officer, & Dean, T.H. Chan School of Medicine

Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD

Chair and Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences

Mark Klempner, MD

Executive Vice Chancellor, MassBiologics of UMass Chan

Katherine Luzuriaga, MD

Professor of Molecular Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medicine

Director, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science 

Vice Provost, Clinical and Translational Research

Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD

Associate Vice Provost for Translational Education

Director, MD/PhD Program

Professor and Vice Chair for Research


UMass System Office 

Tom Chmura

Vice President for Economic Development

John Cunningham, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, UMass Online

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs & International Relations