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Department of Microbiology & Immunology Staff

The research and educational goals of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology are met through the collaborative efforts of many students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians and administrative staff members. Follow the links below to find our more about our current administrative staff.

Terri L. Ballard

Title: Program Coordinator
Location: Queen Lane Campus, G44
Tel: 215.991.8465

• Responsible for overseeing the seminar series
• Program Assistant for the department masters programs
• Maintaining the conference room schedules
• Ordering supplies
• PCard coordination

Mary Genevieve Carty, MS, MHEd

Title: Senior Program Manager
Location: New College Building
Tel: 215.359.2430

Provides strategic management and innovation for new and existing Departmental programs including recruitment, advising, retention, alumni relations and career services efforts.

Denise Herbert, MHA, CPPM, CPB, CPC

Title: Department Administrator
Location: Queen Lane Campus, G44
Tel: 215.991.8354

• Handles all aspects of finances, including management of both department and grant budgets
• Oversees human resource needs, as well as the administrative affairs of the department
• In partnership with sponsored programs, and with the PI, prepares, reviews, and approves budgets for department grant awards and manages and coordinates department grants and contracts
• Develops and presents the consolidated budget with the assistance of the department chair
• Proactively monitors the consolidated budget, preparing financial forecasts, identifying and analyzing financial problems, and recommending solutions
• Monitors/reviews and controls expenditures and ensures an accurate year-end close under budget

Rachel Herman

Title: Academic Coordinator

• Assists lead instructional designer for online courses in Microbiology and Immunology
• Assist with faculty training and development in e-learning technologies
• Maintains the Microbiology and Immunology Student Center

Christine Kinsinger

Title: Business Manager
Location: 2900 W. Queen Lane, G44
Tel: 215.991.8352

• Coordinates department chair activities, processes departmental grant submissions, and creates job postings and manages new hires
• Oversees the faculty and staff yearly performance evaluation process and handles all faculty appointment, promotion and tenure applications
• Works in conjunction with the department administrator on budget issues, including credit card reconciliation
• Manages the seminar series and acts as the program assistant for the master of science program

Sandy Le

Title: Administrative Manager
Location: 245 N. 15th Street
Tel: 267.359.2518

• Provides financial and administrative oversight for executive leadership, faculty, and staff of the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing (CAMP), the Center for Genomic Sciences (CGS), the Center for Surgical Infection and Bacterial Biofilm, the Genomics Core Facility (GCF), and the Drexel Medicine Diagnostics Laboratory (DMD)

Raphael Lukov

Title: Associate Director
Location: New College Building, 18302
Tel: 215.762.1784

• Manages the Center for Scientific Communication & Outreach in the New College Building and produces departmental posters and newsletter media
• Maintains facilities of and produces content for wall-mounted digital signage
• Produces all content for use on departmental website
• Provides onsite technical support to the floor

Frances Sun

Title: Senior Instructional Designer

• Lead instructional designer for online courses in Microbiology and Immunology
• Manages all online courses in Blackboard Learn
• Facilitates faculty training and development in e-learning technologies

Brian Wigdahl

Title: Chair, Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease
Location: Queen Lane Campus, G44
Tel: 215.991.8352
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