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Core Leaders

Leader Core Responsibility
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David Topham, Ph.D.
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Topham Lab
Leadership
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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Leadership
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.
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Mary Caserta, M.D.
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Pediatric Clinical Core
Director
Responsible for recruitment and enrollment of pediatric subjects, clinical studies and trials in children.
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John Treanor, M.D.
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Adult Clinical Core
Director
Supervises the Vaccine and Infections Research Unit, and implements adult clinical studies and trials.
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Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, M.P.H.
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Data Management, Informatics and Computational Biology
Co-Director
Co-directs RPRC data integration and management services.
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Donna Neu, P.M.P.
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Administration
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.
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Laurie Naber
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Administration
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.
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Edward Walsh, M.D.
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Diagnosis/Pathogen Surveillance
Director
Conducts studies to identify respiratory virus and bacterial infections. Co-investigator Translational Study of factors associated with severe RSV disease.
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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.
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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.
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Mark Sangster, Ph.D.
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Topham Lab
Immunology
Director
Provides expertise in B cell immunity and memory to respiratory viruses.

Stefanie Fingler

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Administration

Administrator

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