Albanese, Vincent
Staff Specialist


Vincent provides administrative support for Drs. Petes, Jinks-Robertson, Tobin, Silver, Yan, Sullivan and Rawls, including processing corporate card expenses for these faculty. He also manages training for Buy@Duke users as well as serving as MGM AP TRAC representative. Vinny manages post award financial administration for Dr. Sullivan

Kyle Beausoleil
Financial Analyst II

Kyle administers departmental funding and supports the business manager with departmental matters, reports, analysis and approvals. He also manages the Functional Genomics core facility with Dr. So Young Kim and the Duke Microbiome core facility with Holly Dressman. Kyle is the Lead Research Administrator on the MGM Research Quality Team.


Bennett, Valerie 
Grants and Contracts Administrator 

Valerie provides post-award administration support for Drs. Ashley Chi, Lawrence David, Nick Heaton, Stacy Horner, Hiro Matsunami, John Rawls, Matthew Scaglione, Debby Silver, Clare Smith, David Tobin and Raphael Valdivia.


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Grants and Contracts Administrator

Eric provides pre-award support in submission of all funding proposals for all MGM faculty. He also serves as the departmental SPOC reviewing and certifying all Other Support documents.


Fields, Timothy
Graduate Program Coordinator

Timothy serves as the assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies. In this capacity he coordinates with the graduate school regarding all MGM graduate student activities including recruitment, rotations, lab affiliation, course selection, evaluations and posting of grades. He is also plans the recruitment weekend. In addition, he coordinates the appointment, promotion, and tenure (APT) process for all faculty, preparing APT dossiers in preparation for School of Medicine review.


Foster, Shirley
Research Administration Specialist

Shirley provides administrative support for  Dr. Douglas Marchuk and manages post award financial administration for Dr. Marchuk. She is also responsible for MGM, CHoMI, MMPTP, DHG and DMC website edits. 


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Howard, Jason
Human Resources Departmental Director

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

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.


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Krupa, Christine
Administrative Coordinator

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.

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Administrative Assistant

Pat assists with pre-award support for MGM faculty. She also provides administrative support for Dr. John Rawls and the Duke Microbiome Center.


Headshot of Kris MathewsMathews, Cynthia (Kris)
Senior Department Business Manager 

Kris oversees MGM’s administrative and grants management team and manages the department’s budget, finances, space and facilities planning. She is also responsible for coordinating support for MGM’s faculty, analyzing MGM’s programs to assess and address needs liaising with administration, faculty and other departments and organizations. Kris also manages the post-award financials for Drs. Sue Jinks-Robertson and Tom Petes.

In the interim, please contact Kris for questions related to Drs. Jörn Coers, Fred Dietrich, Jack Keene, Dennis Ko, Craig Lowe, John McCusker, Kristin Scott and Dong Yan.


Palmer, Melissa
Program Coordinator, Sr.

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.

Other Staff

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Alston, Lisa
Lab Assistant

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

Chapman, Sharon
Senior Lab Assistant

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

MGM Admin team 2019 Holiday Luncheon