Core Leaders

Leader Core Responsibility
David Topham Ph.D. David Topham Ph.D.

Topham Lab
Director, PI
Responsible for overall implementation of the RPRC and key contact for technical aspects of the project.
Ann Falsey M.D. Ann Falsey M.D.
Co-Director, Co-PI
Shared leadership with PI. Responsible for implementation of clinical studies and trials. Co-investigator Translational Study of factors associated with severe RSV disease.
Mary Caserta M.D. Mary Caserta M.D.
Pediatric Clinical Core
Responsible for recruitment and enrollment of pediatric subjects, clinical studies and trails in children.
John Treanor M.D. John Treanor M.D.
Adult Clinical Core
Supervises the Vaccine and Infections Research Unit, and implements adult clinical studies and trials.
Hulin Wu Ph.D. Hulin Wu Ph.D

Center for Integrative Bioinformatics and Experimental Mathematics (CIBEM)
Data Management, Informatics and Computational Biology
Provides informatics, statistics, and computational advice and services including research data management.
Jeanne Holden-Wiltse M.P.H. Jeanne Holden-Wiltse M.P.H.
Data Management, Informatics and Computational Biology
Co-directs RPRC data integration and management services.
Donna Neu P.M.P. Donna Neu P.M.P.
Project Manager
Responsible for the overall project. Works to ensure that the RPRC
Investigators and staff are completing projects on time, within budget, and meeting the quality criteria and requirements.

Anne Dickinson



Provides financial administration of the RPRC. Coordinates grants and contract management with the UR Office of Research Programs Administration (ORPA)
Laurie Naber, Contract Administrator Laurie Naber
Contract Administrator
Administrative office legally able to submit proposals to external sponsoring entities for financial support in the form of a contract, grant, or agreement, and legally able to commit the University in the event an award is made.
Edward Walsh M.D. Edward Walsh M.D
Diagnosis/ Pathogen Surveillance
Conducts studies to identify respiratory virus and bacterial infections. Co-investigator Translational Study of factors associated with severe RSV disease.
Steven Gill Ph.D. Steven Gill Ph.D.

Gill Lab
Conducts studies to understand the impact of microbial pathogens and human microbial flora on respiratory virus infections and immunity.
Thomas Mariani Ph.D. Tom Mariani Ph.D.

Mariani Lab
Performs application of gene expression array methods to pulmonary biology and lung disease.
Mark Sangster Ph.D. Mark Sangster Ph.D.

Topham Lab
Provides expertise in B cell immunity and memory to respiratory viruses.