StaffSamuel Stupp provides scientific leadership to promote the Simpson Querrey Institute's (SQI) mission. He facilitates interdisciplinary research and creates opportunities for collaboration within Northwestern and extending to the national and international arenas. He generates resources and guides development of the research environment and infrastructure necessary for the Institute's success.
Erin Hsu works on strategic initiatives and new programs designed to foster collaborations between SQI members, Feinberg School of Medicine faculty based in Chicago, and other faculty within the McCormick School of Engineering and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences based in Evanston.
Matt Irwin directs administrative operations and implements strategic initiatives at SQI and its affiliated centers. He serves as liaison to Institute members, University units, oversees regulatory compliance and reporting requirements, and assists in grant seeking. He manages SQI's collaborative partnerships, the Catalyst Award program, domestic and international research exchange programs, and Institute finances. He also directs SQI's communications, marketing, and outreach initiatives.Liam Palmer provides technical leadership and serves as the scientific liaison for the team. He directs the implementation of strategic actions to ensure alignment with the Institute's scientific objectives. He also coordinates scientific highlights and technical reporting requirements.Mark Karver manages the SQI Peptide Synthesis Core Facility. He provides peptide synthesis, purification, and mass spectrometry-based services for researchers at Northwestern and external clients in the academic community, and provides training and consultation on related technical matters.Nick Sather serves as liaison for starting new collaborative projects on campus and abroad. He provides technical and logistical guidance to the Institute's researchers aiming to translate their research projects into the clinic. He also assists in coordinating patents and intellectual property.Daniel Allar manages a wide variety of writing, editing, and fact-checking assignments at SQI and produces original content for our websites and social media. He also promotes special events and designs and executes the Institute’s overall communications strategy.Suvendu Biswas provides custom peptide synthesis, HPLC purification, and mass spectrometry-based services for the Peptide Synthesis Core Facility. In addition, he provides user training, technical assistance, consultation, and project planning for peptide-related technical matters.Joe Grzybek provides laboratory support functions in the SQI Peptide Synthesis Core, including automated peptide synthesis, preparative and analytical HPLC, and mass spectrometry-based services. He also provides technical assistance, maintains instrumentation, and executes general and custom peptide projects involving non-standard modifications.Melissa Koelling oversees administrative and operational functions of the Stupp Laboratory on the Evanston campus. She supports academic activities and facilitates Professor Stupp’s communication with students, faculty, and staff. She manages manuscript submissions and group databases, prepares reports, and processes financial transactions. She also assists in coordinating SQI events and meetings that take place in Evanston.Kasandra Lee provides automated peptide synthesis, HPLC purification, and mass spectrometry-based services for the Peptide Synthesis Core and maintains and trains users on instrumentation in ANTEC. She also maintains stocks of reagents and lab gases and is in charge of waste management for the Cores.Todd Linton manages the visa application and appointment process for SQI-based researchers and assists the Institute’s core facilities directors with financial oversight of their respective Cores. He also provides the full range of administrative support for management of SQI’s financial, sponsored research, and human resources programs, and assists with new program development.Victoria Roberts provides pre- and post-award sponsored research administration support. She is the point of contact for proposal submissions and financial management of awards within the Institute. Mark Seniw provides 3D scientific illustration services through the Analytical bioNanoTechnology Equipment Core (ANTEC). He also assists the Institute with research-related design projects and IT support.Allie Trueb provides support in a variety of clerical, financial, and administrative functions for the faculty and research groups who work on the Bioengineering Floor of the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center. Her key responsibilities include ordering supplies, preparing correspondence, managing calendars for room reservations, assisting with special events, and addressing routine space and facilities management issues on the floor.Daniel Walsh manages project plans and provides executive support for SQI’s Director and the entire leadership team. He facilitates communication with high-level internal and external contacts and coordinates meetings and itineraries for the directors and Institute guests.