Maggie Berg
Research Development Manager
(217) 333-9021
901 W University Ave, Suite 101, Urbana, IL

As a research development manager, Maggie works closely with faculty, administration, and external stakeholders to identify, expand, and support new research initiatives in microbial systems and other emerging areas. These initiatives include workshops, networking events, research community newsletters, and facilitating collaborative research proposal development. She also facilitates growth of the campus’ overall research capacity and funding portfolio through development of training and grant writing programs for health researchers, such as the NIH Grant Writing Series and Department of Defense Grant Writing Workshop. In addition, Maggie works with the Health Sciences Data Analytics Core to collect and analyze data for strategic planning.


  • Ph.D., Animal Sciences (Microbiology), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • M.S., Animal Sciences (Microbiology), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
  • B.S., Animal Sciences, Chemistry Minor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)