Steven Muhammad is a highly experienced research administration manager who has been with Columbia University since 2013. Prior to joining the Center on Global Energy Policy, Steven served as the Grants and Finance Administration Manager in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at Columbia University Irving Medical Center; however his introduction to research administration began nearly two decades ago.

Prior to transitioning to the administrative side of academic research; Steven was a National Science Foundation graduate student fellow in the areas of Neuro-pharmacology & Neuro-Anatomy; studying the effects of environmental toxins on neural cells and neuro-degenerative diseases at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and Howard University’s College of Medicine in Washington, DC, respectively. 

Following his graduate studies, Steven served as a grants manager at Children’s Hospital of Washington, D.C.; managing the research portfolios of principal investigators in the Sheik Zayed Research Institute’s Cancer and Neuroscience centers. After many productive years in that role, Steven took his expertise to the famed Lombardi Cancer Research Center on the campus Georgetown University Medical Center, serving as the project & administrative lead for many high profile research awards. 

Steven’s track record, research background, and project management experience, makes him a great fit in his new role as Assistant Director of Research Administration in the Center on Global Energy Policy. 

Currently, Steven is in his final semester of a Master’s in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, here at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.