Research Administration Specialist
Eric provides pre-award support to all MGM faculty, working directly with Esther DeMarco.
Grants and Contracts Manager
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.
Grants and Contracts Administrator
Heather provides post-award research administration for Drs. Coers, David, Dietrich, Dressman, Keene, Ko, McCusker, Pickup, Rawls as well as the Center for Genomics of Microbial Systems (GeMS).
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.
Human Resources Manager II
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.
Annette provides administrative support for Drs. Stacy Horner, Dennis Ko, Arno Greenleaf, So Young Kim, 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 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 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.
Mathews, Cynthia (Kris)
Financial Analyst II
Kris manages the MGM departmental funds, the Center for Functional Genomics and post-award research administration for Drs. Ashley Chi, Sue Jinks-Robertson, So Young Kim, Doug Marchuk, Tom Petes and Raphael Valdivia.
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.
Departmental Business Manager
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.
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.
Grants and Contracts Administrator
Dawn provides post-award research administration support for Drs. Nick Heaton, Stacy Horner, Hiro Matsunami, Debby Silver, Beth Sullivan, David Tobin and Dong Yan.
Lisa is a lab assistant and provides glasswashing and waste disposal services for many of the MGM laboratories.
Senior Lab Assistant
Sharon is a lab assistant and provides glasswashing and waste disposal services for many of the MGM laboratories.