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Contact Legacy research Institute

General inquiries: info@legacyresearchinstitute.org

Grant-related inquiries: research-grants@lhs.org

Office of the Vice President

Name Title Email address
Shaban Demirel, OD, PhD    Interim Vice President of Research sdemirel@lhs.org
Melissa Dang Manager, Research  mmdang@lhs.org
Geo Marin-De La Vega Project Specialist gmarinde@lhs.org
Victor Lopez Project Specialist vjlopez@lhs.org

Budget and Fiscal Affairs

Name Title Email address
Angie Urrutia    Financial Program Manager, Research aurrutia@lhs.org

Grants Management

Name Title Email address
Joanne Couchman Senior Grants Specialist jcouchma@lhs.org

Information Technology

Name Title Email address
Juan Reynaud Manager, Research IT jreynaud@lhs.org
Anthony Velasquez Associate Analyst, Research IT avelasqu@lhs.org

Regulatory Compliance and Intellectual Property Affairs

Name Title Email address
Paul Newton Sr. Regulatory Specialist pwnewton@lhs.org
Laura Allen Regulatory Compliance Coordinator llallen@lhs.org
Erin Babcock Research IRB Coordinator embabcoc@lhs.org

Safety and Compliance

Name Title Email address
Peggy Smoot Research Laboratory Safety Specialist msmoot@lhs.org

Department of Clinical and Outcomes Research

Name Title Email address
Shaban Demirel, OD, PhD Director of Clinical Research sdemirel@lhs.org
Megan Cahn, PhD Clinical Outcomes Research Scientist mcahn@lhs.org
Bette Manulik Manager, Clinical Research bmanulik@lhs.org

Department of Comparative Medicine

Name Title Email address
Jennifer Wilk, DVM, DACLAM Director, Comparative Medicine jenwilk@lhs.org
Janel Weber Coordinator, Comparative Medicine janwebe@lhs.org

Legacy Tumor Bank

Name Title Email address
Danielle Osborne, PhD
Associate Staff Scientist dosborne@lhs.org