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Photo of David Topham, Ph.D.David Topham, Ph.D.
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Topham Lab

Director, PI Responsible for overall implementation of the RPRC and key contact for technical aspects of the project.

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Ann Falsey, M.D.
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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.

Photo of Mary CasertaMary Caserta, M.D.
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Director, Responsible for recruitment and enrollment of pediatric subjects, clinical studies and trials in children.

Photo of John TreanorJohn Treanor, M.D.
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Director, Supervises the Vaccine and Infections Research Unit, and implements adult clinical studies and trials.

Photo of Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, M.P.H.Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, M.P.H.
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Co-Director, Co-directs RPRC data integration and management services.

Xing QiuXing Qiu, Ph. D
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Data Management, Informatics and Computational Biology
Co-Director, Co-directs RPRC data integration and management services and leads the statistical support services.

Photo of Donna NeuDonna Neu, P.M.P.
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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.
 

Photo of Laurie NaberLaurie Naber
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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.


Photo of Edward Walsh, M.D.Edward Walsh, M.D.
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Director, Conducts studies to identify respiratory virus and bacterial infections. Co-investigator Translational Study of factors associated with severe RSV disease.

 

Photo of Steven Gill, Ph.D.Steven Gill, Ph.D.
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Gill Lab

Microbiomics Director, Conducts studies to understand the impact of microbial pathogens and human microbial flora on respiratory virus infections and immunity.
 

Photo of Tom Mariani, Ph.D.Tom Mariani, Ph.D.
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Mariani Lab

Genomics Director, Performs application of gene expression array methods to pulmonary biology and lung disease.
 

Photo of Mark Sangster, Ph.D.Mark Sangster, Ph.D.
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Topham Lab

Immunology Director, Provides expertise in B cell immunity and memory to respiratory viruses.
 

Stefanie FinglerStefanie Fingler

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Administrator, Provides financial administration of the RPRC. Coordinates grants and contract management with the UR Office of Research Programs Administration (ORPA).