Department Administration

Department Chair:
Jeremy M. Boss, PhD
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Department Administrator:
Matthew Kroll
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Program Coordinator:
Jenny O'Neil
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Administrative Assistant:
Rebecca Masel
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Communications Manager/Web Developer:
Harriet Moore
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Dir, Development II:
Jonathan Russell
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Faculty News, Awards, and Publications

July 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Bill Shafer for the 5-year renewal of his T32 training grant, "Antimicrobial Resistance and Therapeutic Discovery Training Program". 

June 2020: Dr. Phil Rather received a VA Merit Review award, “Manipulating a virulence switch to combat Acinetobacter baumannii infections;” and an MP3 grant, “Characterizing the molecular regulation of Acinetobacter baumannii phenotypes to understand its spread dynamics in a host community.”

June 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Anice Lowen for her CEIRS contract titled, “Sensitivity of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to humidity and temperature.

May 2020: Dr. Rama Amara and fellow researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have received a two-year, $582,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. 

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