General inquiries: Office of Research – 226 Lyman Hall, 315-443-2492,

Photo: John Liu Zhanjiang “John” Liu, Vice President for Research

John Liu is Vice President for Research, providing strategic leadership for the research mission of the University. Liu came to Syracuse from Auburn University, where he served as Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Research. He is an international leader in the area of aquaculture genomics and bioinformatics. Learn more about Dr. Liu.

Photo: Stuart Taub, director, Office of Sponsored Programs Stuart Taub, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

As director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, Stuart oversees a service-centered office, responsible for assisting faculty, staff and students in the preparation and submission of research proposals and the management of externally funded research and scholarly projects. Prior to his appointment as director, Taub served as interim director, associate director, and research administrator for the Office of Sponsored Programs

Tracy CrompTracy Cromp, Director of The Office of Research Integrity and Protections

As director of the Office of Research Integrity and Protections (ORIP), Tracy supports members of the ORIP team in ensuring that research involving human participants and animals is being conducted in accordance with University, local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines. Her primary duties include: overseeing the Human Research Protection Program, Laboratory Animal Resources,  providing administrative support for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Responsible Conduct of Research Program.

Photo: Jennifer Crisp, director of the Office of Technology TransferJennifer Crisp, Office of Technology Transfer

As director of the Office of Technology Transfer, Jennifer oversees the management of University-owned intellectual property arising from the research and scholarly activity of the University community. In this role, she provides guidance to and works closely with researchers, corporate licensees, and sponsors. The office plays an important role in the University’s research ecosystem, managing internal and external relationships meeting at the crossroads of science, business and law.