Contact Us

The Office of Research is conducting university business primarily virtually, with limited in-person staffing. Our contact information and location are below.

  • Our office is reachable via email & virtual meetings Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. 
  • For general inquiries, please contact us by email at:
  • In-person office hours and phone coverage are limited. If you need to request an in-person meeting please email us to check staffing availability first. 

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Vice Provost for Research

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Dr. Armen Zakarian
email: zakarian

Pre-Award Administration Staff

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Patricia Turnbull
Assistant Director for Research Administration
email: pawatson; 313-593-0515

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Jacklyn Dani
Senior Pre-Award Administrator
email: jdyannat; 313-436-9139

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Nikki Wasilius
Pre-Award Administrator
email: nwasiliu

Research Development Staff

Campus Grant Inquiries email:

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Vessela A. Vassileva-Clarke
Assistant Director of Research Development
email: vaclarke

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Rebecca Wren
Project Coordinator
email: rewren

Post-Award Support Staff


Leigh McGrath
CECS Director of Business Operations
Email: lmlasm

Mary Jones
Research Administrator Senior
Email: maryjone

Michael DeVoe
Research Administrator Intermediate
Email: mdevoe

Office of Research

1060 - Administration Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5468
Fax: 313-593-6790