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Reducing the Impact of Infectious Diseases by Supporting Trans-Disciplinary Academic Research


Director and Associate Directors

Alison Criss

Alison Criss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology in the School of Medicine. Dr. Criss’s... MORE

Linda Columbus
Associate Director

Linda Columbus is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Columbus’ laboratory uses biophysical... MORE

David Garcia
Associate Director of Research Development

As Associate Director of Reserach Development, David is facilitating multidisciplinary research collaborations, interfacing with research sponsors... MORE

Carrie McGowan
Pan-University Institute Coordinator

Carrie has 11 years in financial experience working at the University of Virginia.  She began working with the Pan-University Institutes in March... MORE

Steering Committee

Rebecca Dillingham

Rebecca Dillingham is the Harrison Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Medicine, the Director of the University of Virginia’s Center for... MORE

Roseanne Ford

Roseanne Ford is a Professor in Chemical Engineering and holds a courtesy appointment in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Her research... MORE

Eric Houpt

Eric Houpt is the Jack Gwaltney Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Virginia and is Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of... MORE

David Leblang

David Leblang is the Ambassador Henry Taylor Professor of Politics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the... MORE

Jason Papin

Jason Papin is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His lab works on problems in systems biology of infectious disease.  They... MORE

Lukas Tamm

Lukas Tamm is the Harrison Distinguished Professor in Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics and the Director of the Center for Membrane and... MORE

Executive Board

Susan Barker serves as the Senior Director of Research Advancement for UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). In this position, she... MORE

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Ruth Gaare Bernheim is the William Hobson Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, and Co-Director of... MORE

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Catherine Bradshaw is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the Curry School of Education at the University... MORE

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Frederick Hayden is the Stuart S Richardson Professor Emeritus of Clinical Virology and Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Division of... MORE

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Michael King is a professor of practice in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Dr. King is retired from Merck and Co., Inc. as Senior Vice... MORE

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Michael Timko is Professor of Biology and the Director of the Echols Scholars. Dr. Timko’s research interests are broadly instituted in... MORE

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Sankaran Venkataraman ("Venkat") is the MasterCard Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at the... MORE