Division of Research
Staff Directory

Welcome to the FIU's Division of Research staff directory. Click here to access the Division of Research organizational chart.

Below you will find a complete listing of the Division of Research staff by office. If you seek help with general inquiries, please see call 305-348-2494 or email research@fiu.edu.

Office of the Vice President
Dr. Andres Gil Vice President for Research (305) 348-0556
Joseph Barabino Associate Vice President for Research Administration (305) 348-0176
Dr. Luis P. Salas Associate Vice President for Research (305) 348-5952
Tonja Moore Associate Vice President for Research Strategic Planning and Operations (305) 348-3049
Diana Oliva Division of Research Legal Counsel (305) 348-1503
Dr. Susan Webster Director, Training and International Research Initiatives (305) 348-2349
Rebeca Diep-Kondla Coordinator, Human-Resources (305) 348-2148
Ileana Medina Assistant to Associate Vice President for Research (305) 348-1504
Alexandria (Alex) Morales Senior Assistant (305) 348-2494
Mercedes Rodriguez Associate Director Research Initiatives (305) 348-0057
Diana Taveras-Larrosa Associate Director of Human Resources (305) 348-6224
Rebecca Fernandez Document & QA Specialist (305) 348-0558
 
Research Administration, Pre-Award
Roberto Gutierrez Director, Pre-Award (305) 348-8312
Courtney Casci Assistant Director, Pre-Award (305) 348-0058
Ludmilla Etienne Associate Director, Pre-Award (305) 348-1612
Christopher Beyer Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-0032
Eldred Fourie Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-6227
Jeisa Hernandez-Thomas Grants Specialist, Pre-Award (305) 348-0005
Reyna Hernandez Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-8378
Michelle Jimenez Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-5290
Denise Medrano Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-7665
Claudia Molina Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-6091
Deepika Paryani Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-3024
Kristen Rivera Grants Specialist, Pre-Award (305) 348-2496
Ana Ruiz Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-0521
Mario E. Sanchez Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-2407
Natalie Sanchez Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-1713
 
Research Administration, Post-Award
Aida Reus Director, Post-Award (305) 348-2133
Diana M. Alfonso Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-0164
Nancy Belz Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-0165
Susie Escorcia Senior Grants Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-7686
Melissa Garzia Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-2132
Gabriela Gonzalez Grants Specialist, Post-Award (305) 348-2678
Orbelina Mayea Senior Grants Specialist, Post-Award (305) 348-0355
Maria Luisa Mejia Grants Specialist, Post-Award (305) 348-7816
Nodalys Mosquera Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-1795
Lucila Pineda Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-3414
David Rice Senior Accountant (305) 348-6365
Monica Rodrigo Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-1388
Vickie Soto Senior Grants Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-1797
Estella Vera Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-2546
Lissvett Vergara Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-1516
Ana Villanueva Grants Assistant Financial Manager I, Post-Award (305) 348-3440
Jorge Yi Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-0536
 
Budget & Cost Analysis
Mirtha Alberto Director, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-0166
Sara Abraham Coordinator Computer Applications, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-6438
Cristina Loreto Coordinator, Budgeting (305) 348-0038
Desiree Mesa Senior Grants Specialist, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-8308
Ciara Perez Assistant Director, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-7687
Alejandra Salas Coordinator, Research Budget (305) 348-1696
 
Research Compliance
Christopher Grayson Director, Research Integrity (305) 348-8379
Barbara Llaneras-Rodriguez Associate Director, Research Compliance (305) 348-8316
Maria Melendez-Vargas IRB Coordinator (305) 348-8311
Elvia Molina Research Compliance Assistant (305) 348-0056
Donna Simonovitch Quality Improvement Coordinator (305) 348-0161
Horatiu Vinerean Attending DVM & Director of Laboratory Animal Research (305) 348-8315
Vicente Munoz Animal Care Technician (305) 348-7409
Amable Tellez Sr. Animal Care Technician (305) 348-7408
 
Research Development
Maureen Pelham Director, Research Development (305) 348-0485
Mercedes Rodriguez Associate Director Research Initiatives (305) 348-0057
Robyn Nissim Assistant Director, Marketing & New Media (305) 348-1061
 
Research Information Systems
David Driesbach Director, Research Information Systems (305) 348-7256
Lia Duran Assistant Director, Research Information Systems (305) 348-0007
Saudie Feliz Assistant Director, Research Information Systems (305) 348-7817
Daniel Gutierrez Computer Systems Coordinator, Research Information Systems (305) 348-2521
Robert Zurita Assistant Director, Research Information Systems (305) 348-7688
 
Research Operations and External Partnerships
Henry Artigues Director, Operations and External Partnerships (305) 348-0163
Tatiana Chase Coordinator, Operations and External Partnerships (305) 348-2670
Stephanie Mitjans Assistant Director, Operations and External Partnerships (305) 348-0167
 
Technology Management and Commercialization
Pedro "Peter" Hernandez Director, Technology Management and Commercialization (305) 348-3051
Elizabeth Garami Licensing Manager, Technology Management and Commercialization (305) 348-2638
Nathalie Theodore Office Manager, Technology Management and Commercialization (305) 348-0008