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. 


The Halle Institute for Global Research - Call for 2020 Grant Applications

The Halle Institute for Global Research Collaborate Research Grant deadline is September 30, 2020. The Institute offers nine different Collaborative Research Grants, open to regular, continuing full-time faculty in all schools and disciplines. 

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