Chris Powless


Bringing over 25 years of administrative leadership and technical skill to campus each day Chris Powless, a member of the Oneida Nation, strives to lead her team to achieve their motto of Dedication, Service and Pride each day. Dell certified and a participant in the Homeland Security Cybersecurity Professional Development & Training program Chris serves on over 6 committees and boards professionally and privately. Recipient of the Deans Service Award, Outstanding Young Women of America Award, Chris and her partner Marion are the proud parents of a young son. Responsible for strategic planning and implementation of all ITD projects, my team serves over 30 faculty with research interests that integrate molecular, cellular, and developmental biology with ecology, evolution, and behavior which include two endowed Chairs of Excellence, in molecular biology and in functional genomics. We are pleased to support facilities well-equipped for contemporary research in laboratory and field biology such as the Meeman Biological Field Station, Ecological Research Center, Integrated Microscopy Center, and Feinstone Center for Genomic Research where we are able to provide modern and competitive educational and research opportunities for over 700 undergraduate majors and more than 50 M.S, and Ph.D. students. Keeping mission critical and daily operations moving 24 hours a day 7 days a week the BioTech team is here to serve with dedication and pride!