ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

EricBurkhalter, Eric
Research Administration Specialist
919-668-3600
eric.burkhalter@duke.edu

Eric provides pre-award support to all MGM faculty, working directly with Esther DeMarco.

 

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DeMarco, Esther
Grants and Contracts Manager
919-668-4454
demar008@mc.duke.edu

Esther is responsible for managing the pre-award grant submission process and other support for MGM faculty as well as overseeing some post-award financial management.

 

Ellis, Heather
Grants and Contracts Administrator
919-684-3279
heather.ellis@duke.edu

Heather provides post-award research administration for Drs. Aballay, Coers, David, Dietrich, Dressman, Keene, Ko, McCusker, Pickup, Rawls as well as the Center for Genomics of Microbial Systems (GeMS).

 

Foster, Shirley
Staff Assistant
919-684-0436
shirley.foster@duke.edu

Shirley provides administrative support for Drs. Petes, Jinks-Robertson, Tobin, Silver and Rawls including processing corporate card expenses for these faculty. She also manages training for Buy@Duke users as well as serving as MGM AP TRAC representative.

 

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Howard, Jason
Human Resources Manager II
919-668-3003
jason.howard@duke.edu

Jason is responsible for the day-to-day management of personnel activities for the department. He also assists foreign students, faculty, and staff in complying with governmental regulations related to maintaining proper visa status.

 

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Kennett, Annette
Staff Specialist
919-613-8636
annette.kennett@duke.edu

Annette provides administrative support for Drs. Stacy Horner, Dennis Ko, Arno Greenleaf, So Young Kim, Alejandro Aballay, Jack Keene, David Pickup, and Jörn Coers. She also manages submission of corporate charges for multiple faculty members as well as reservations for MGM conference rooms (0010, 0040 CARL and 415 Jones) and coordinating the Thursday seminar series, the departmental annual retreat, departmental softball game and the MGM holiday party.

 

Kim

Kobes, Kim
Program Coordinator
919-684-4008
kimberly.kobes@duke.edu

Kim serves as the DGSA for the MGM graduate student program. Additional responsibilities include the Center for the Genomics of Microbial Systems and financial responsibility for the Mycology training grant and the Virology training grant.

 

Christy

Krupa, Christine
Administrative Coordinator
919-684-3031
christine.krupa@duke.edu

Christy provides administrative and clerical support for Drs. Bryan Cullen and Micah Luftig. She is responsible for pre-award and post-award grants management for their grants and discretionary funds as well as the Center for Virology.

 

Kris Mathews_MGM AdminMathews, Cynthia (Kris)
Financial Analyst II
919-613-3263
kris.mathews@duke.edu

Kris manages the MGM departmental funds, the Functional Genomics shared resource and post-award research administration for Drs. Chi, Jinks-Robertson, Marchuk, Petes, Valdivia, and Kim as well as the Center for Functional Genomics.

 

Melissa

Palmer, Melissa
Program Coordinator
919-684-2814
melissa.palmer@duke.edu

Melissa provides administrative support for Joseph Heitman, both in his capacity as MGM Chair and faculty member. Melissa manages all pre-award and post-award aspects of Dr. Heitman’s financial resources, monitoring and reconciling expenditures and preparing monthly financial reports including financial projections.  She also manages the update of the departmental website.

 

Thole, Kristin
Staff Specialist
919-684-3290
kristin.thole@duke.edu

Kristin provides administrative support for Dr. Marchuk, in his capacity as faculty member and Director of the Division of Human Genetics, as well as support for Dr. Heitman and the Center for Host Microbial Interactions (CHoMI).  In addition, she coordinates the faculty recruitment process and the appointment, promotion, and tenure (APT) process for all faculty, preparing APT dossiers in preparation for School of Medicine review. She also manages the update of the departmental website.

 

Susan

Powell, Susan
Departmental Business Manager
919-684-3404
wiley003@mc.duke.edu

Susan oversees an administrative staff of twelve and is responsible for managing and coordinating the business and administrative functions of the Department in concert with the Chair which includes preparation, management and monitoring of departmental budgets, managing human resources and payroll and departmental space and facilities and oversight of HR/personnel.

 

Williams, Dawn
Grants and Contracts Administrator
919-681-4955
dawn.williams@duke.edu

Dawn provides post-award research administration support for Drs. Nick Heaton, Stacy Horner, Hiro Matsunami, Debby Silver, Beth Sullivan, David Tobin and Dong Yan.

 

Other Staff

Lisa

Alston, Lisa
Lab Assistant
919-684-4485 
lisa.alstonlatta@duke.edu

Lisa is a lab assistant and provides glasswashing and waste disposal services for many of the MGM laboratories.

Chapman, Sharon
Senior Lab Assistant
919-613-8633
sharon.chapman@duke.edu

Sharon is a lab assistant and provides glasswashing and waste disposal services for many of the MGM laboratories.