David Wynes, PhD

Vice President for Research Administration


David Wynes is the Vice President for Research Administration at Emory University. In this position, Dr. Wynes serves as the chief administrative officer responsible for the effectiveness and efficiency of the infrastructure that supports the research mission of Emory University. He oversees the Office of Technology Transfer, Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Research Compliance, Office for Clinical Research, the Institutional Review Board Office, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Office, Environmental Health and Safety Office, Investigational Drug Service, and the Conflict of Interest in Research Office. He is the designated Institutional Official for both the IRB and IACUC programs.

Prior to moving to Emory in February 2007, Dr. Wynes was at the University of Iowa for 16 years where he was the Senior Associate Vice President for Research. Prior experience includes positions at Boston University, Tufts University, the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

David Wynes, PhDDr. Wynes currently serves as a member of Board of Directors for Georgia Bio, the biotechnology industry support organization in Georgia, and has previously served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), the Chair of the Council on Accreditation for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), and as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR). He holds a BA and MS in biology and a PhD in zoology.