Research Deans

Mitchell F. Denning, PhD

Interim Vice Dean for Research, Office of Research Services
Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Division
Professor, Department of Pathology
Graduate Program Director, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program
Stritch School of Medicine

Provides oversight for the Research Enterprise

Administrative Support
Maria Pelc

Gail Hecht, MD

Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research

Oversight of the Student Training in Approaches to Research Program (STAR Program)

Administrative Support
Maria Pelc

Ruben Mestril, PhD

Assistant Dean for Basic Science Research and Postdoctoral Affairs

Working to enhance and support the infrastructure required for basic science research; participating in our professional and graduate educational programs; working with the Director of Research Compliance & Safety and the Chair of Conflict of Interest to ensure that ongoing research meets all state and federal regulatory requirements; Oversight of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and serving as the Research Integrity Officer for the Health Sciences campus.