To view brief biographies of the directors of the various research administration offices, click on the office abbreviation to the right.
Richard Marchase, Ph.D., is the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His administrative functions include strategic planning, regulatory oversight, recruitment, and space allocation for a research enterprise generating approximately $430 million annually. He functions as the principal university liaison for regional economic development issues and chairs the Board of Innovation Depot, the award-winning business incubator affiliated with UAB. He also serves on the Boards of the UAB Research Foundation, BioAlabama, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation, Alabama EPSCoR, and the UAB-affiliated Southern Research Institute.