cbmg staff


Main Office

Priyanka Vengataraman

Program Administrative Specialist

Email: pvengata@umd.edu

Location: 1109 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-5435 

Provides administrative support to all faculty, plans special events such as seminars, retreats etc., arranges travel for visiting speakers, schedules conferences and seminars, distributes paychecks and stubs, maintains office equipment in Microbiology and BRB and assists with facilities work orders. Social media manager for CBMG Twitter and creates and updates content for CBMG website. Supervisor:  Pamela Moffett.

 

NOTE: ALL REQUESTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT (COPYING, SHREDDING, FAXING, MAILING, ETC) SHOULD BE FIRST SUBMITTED TO PRIYANKA, WHO WILL COORDINATE JOB EXECUTION WITH THE HELP OF DEPARTMENTAL WORK STUDENTS. 

 


Facilities Support

Dorothea O'Toole
Facilities Director
Email: dotoole@umd.edu
Office: 1125 Microbiology Bldg. 
Ext. 5-5430 

Processes and coordinates work requests for facilities and lab instrumentation repairs/improvements, problems with plumbing, electrical, HVAC, environmental safety. Performs purchasing for new faculty labs and for any equipment over $5,000 and coordinates deliveries. Supervisor: Jonathan Dinman

 


Business Office

Pamela Moffett 
Director of Administrative Services 
Email: painswor@umd.edu
Office: 1109 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-1595 

 

 

Responsible for all operations of the Business Office, and serves as point of contact with other University offices for financial management and accounting. Reconciles some PI accounts and prepares monthly financial reports (post-award grant management), and manages all CBMG DRIF and teaching accounts. Coordinates new faculty grant transfers, prepares annual departmental budget, and advises Chair in financial matters. Supervisor: Jonathan Dinman

 


Teresa Thompson
Business Manager
Email: teresa@umd.edu
Office: 1117 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-4173 

Reconciles PI accounts and prepares monthly financial reports (post-award grant management), reviews and approves PI's travel and purchasing cards. Prepares financial close-out reports for awards by working in coordination with SPAC. Manages federal work students, student awards, and business office student workers. Manages all T32, F32 and F31 grants for the Department.  Serves as liaison and account manager for the Provost’s FIRE program.  Serves as liaison between CARF and PIs on monthly charges for animal care. Assists with payroll when necessary. Supervisor: Pamela Moffett

 

 


Sharon Fabricante
Coordinator
Email: sfabrica@umd.edu
Office: 1109H Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-5478

Reconciles PI accounts andprepares monthly financial reports (post-award grant management), reviews and approves PI's travel and purchasing cards. Prepares financial close-out reportsfor awards by working in coordination with OCGA. Reviews grant proposal budgets and signs routing forms. Reviews and approves travel authorization requests and processes expense statements for outside speakers. Serves as contact for plant growth chamber and CARF charges, and for vendors in the department. Supervisor: Pamela Moffett 

 


PeiLei Chow 
Business Service Specialist 
Email: pchow@umd.edu 
Office: 1119 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-1510

Reconciles PI accounts and prepares monthly reports (post-award grant management), reviews and approves PI's travel and purchasing cards. Prepares financial close-out reports for awards by working in coordination with OCGA. Manages financial issues associated with departmental workshops and symposiums and expense re-imbursements for local hosting. Supervisor: Pamela Moffett

 


Molly Burke 
Payroll & Human Resource Manager
Email: mburke1@umd.edu 
Office: 1109J Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-7043

Processes payroll for all faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students, prepares contracts (including summer school), processes J1 and H1B visas, assists employees with medical and life insurance, retirement benefits, tax forms, tuition remission processing, processes separation forms and unemployment insurance, provides employment verification letters, prepares search and selection plan reports. Maintains personnel records for all employees, including faculty, staff and students. Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) Captain for department. Supervisor: Pamela Moffett

 


Pre-award Support

Vera Stupina 

Pre-award Coordinator and Research Associate
Email: vstupina@umd.edu
Office: 2114 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-9288

Provides all necessary pre-award support to faculty. Coordinates assembly of applications, preparation of online forms, budgets, biosketches, and makes sure all materials are completed and submitted to the granting agencies according to the guidelines. Supervisor: Jonathan Dinman

 


Information Technology

Wan Chan
Information Technology Manager
Email: wanchan@umd.edu
Office: 1215 Bio-Psych Bldg.
Ext. 5-7744

Provides support to faculty and staff with all IT-related issues, including equipment purchasing. Serves as CBMG telecommunications (cellular and landline) and data representative to OIT. All computer purchases must go through and be approved by Wan Chan (CBMG IT). Maintains file and web servers, coordinates Inventory (University owned equipment, and space surveys), provides classroom IT support. Also serves as staff ombudsperson and manages disaster recovery efforts with OIT. Supervisor: Jonathan Dinman. 

 


Store Keepers

Douglas Downing 
Storekeeper III 
Email: ddowning@umd.edu 
Office: 1107 Bioscience Research Bldg.
Ext. 5-7432 

Work in receiving office of BRB, oversees storage area, manages and maintains copier in BRB administrative office, oversees mail (FedEx, UPS, etc), maintains inventory logs, assists with moving/carrying, etc. for CBMG. Supervisor: Dorothea O'Toole.


Jeffrey Dunton
Storekeeper II
Email: jdunton@umd.edu 
Office: 0119C Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-5426 or 5-1510 

Coordinates parking and capital equipment inventory. Receives deliveries, assists faculty and staff with moving/carrying, etc., office supply purchasing, mail delivery for CBMG. Manages & maintains office equipment for CBMG. Supervisor: Dorothea O'Toole.

 


Undergraduate Program Support

Nalini Chelliah 
Coordinator (Teaching Lab) 
Email: nchellia@umd.edu
Office: 0119 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-5425 

Oversees preparation of materials for lab courses. Coordinates purchasing and inventory, equipment maintenance, and biological waste disposal for teaching labs. Supervisor: John Buchner


Megan Leung 
Program Administrative Specialist
Email: mleung3@umd.edu 
Office: 1109 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-2766 

Assists the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Programs and undergraduates with administrative and academic aspects of the program. Responsible for maintaining the database of student worksheets, scheduling room reservations, and provides administrative support to all faculty. Supervisor: David Straney 

 


Instrumentation Core Facilities

Amy Beaven 
Director of Shared Instrumentation
Email: abeaven@umd.edu
Office: 0107C Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-7238 

Manages user fees and service contracts for all instrumentation in the Imaging and Genomic Core facilities. Is responsible for day-to-day operations in the Imaging Core and Genomics Core. Provides technical assistance and instruction in microscope use, training for instrument, card key access, and coordinates instrument maintenance and repairs. Supervisor: Charles Delwiche 


Kenneth Class

Director of Flow Cyometry Core

E-mail: kclass@umd.edu

Office: BRB 2106  Lab: BRB 2102

Ext: 5-4593

Is responsible for daily operation of the Flow Cytometry Core located in the Bioscience Research Building. Provides technical assistance and hands on operation of the cell sorter. Also instruction and training in the use of the analytical flow cytometer. Oversees service contracts and coordinates instrument service and repairs. Responsible for user fees. Supervisor: David Mosser.


Animal Care Facility

Agnes McLean

Program Admin Spec - Central Animal Research

E-mail: amclean@umd.edu

Ext: 5-4921

Dawn Jackson

Resident Specialist - Central Animal Research

E-mail: djackso2@umd.edu

Ext: 5-4922


Chair's Office

Errica Philpott 
Coordinator 
Email: Errica@umd.edu
Office: 2109 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-8730 

Assists the Chair: Schedules meetings, acts as proxy for signatures in Chair's absence, coordinates faculty searches, appointments, promotion, and tenure processes. Coordinates website updates and maintains location list of faculty, staff, and students. Supervisor: Jonathan Dinman.