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Center for Vaccines and Immunology

Meet our Team

Director

Ted M. Ross

Ted M. Ross

PhD
Professor, GRA Eminent Scholar of Infectious Disease
Director, Center for Vaccines and Immunology

Faculty

Maria T. Arévalo

Maria T. Arévalo

Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist
Zika Project Manager

Anne-Gaelle Bebin-Blackwell

Anne-Gaelle Bebin-Blackwell

PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
CVI Antibody Core Manager

Michelle A. Booden

Michelle A. Booden

PhD
Director - 706-542-2441
Strategic Alliances and Business Development for Biomedical Sciences

Greg A. Kirchenbaum

Greg A. Kirchenbaum

PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
CEIRS Project Leader

Jarrod J. Mousa

Jarrod J. Mousa

PhD
Assistant Professor

Karen A. Norris

Karen A. Norris

PhD
Professor
GRA Eminent Scholar in Immunology and Translational Biomedicine

S. Mark Tompkins

S. Mark Tompkins

PhD
Professor

Donald Harn

BA, MA, PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
GRA Distinguished Investigator

Nancy Manley

PhD
Distinguished Research Professor; Head-Department of Genetics;
Executive Director Sponsored Programs

Ted M. Ross

PhD
Professor, GRA Eminent Scholar of Infectious Disease
Director, Center for Vaccines and Immunology

Steven Stice

Professor
Professor, GRA Eminent Scholar of Infectious Disease
GRA Eminent Scholar

Christine Szymanski

PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

M. Stephen Trent

PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor

Fikri Avci

PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Center for Molecular Medicine
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Melinda Brindley

PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Population Health

José Cordero

MD, MPH
Department Head of of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UGA College of Public Health
Gordhan L. and Virginia B. "Jinx" Patel Distinguished Professor in Public Health

Harry Dickerson

BVSc, MS, PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs

Donald Harn

BA, MA, PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
GRA Distinguished Investigator

Biao He

PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
GRA Distinguished Investigator and Fred C. Davison Distinguished University Chair in Veterinary Medicine

Jeff Hogan

PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Veterinary Biosciences & Diagnostic Imaging

Mark W. Jackwood

BS, MS, PhD
Department Head, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center
The J.R. Glisson Professor of Avian Medicine

Kimberly Klonowski

PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular Biology

Constantinos Kyriakis

Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Food Animal Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University

Eric R. Lafontaine

BSc, PhD
Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases

Nancy Manley

PhD
Distinguished Research Professor; Head-Department of Genetics;
Executive Director Sponsored Programs

Julie M. Moore

PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
Assistant Department Head and Curriculum Coordinator

Courtney Murdock

PhD
Assistant Professor
Odum School of Ecology

Daniel R. Perez

PhD
Professor, Department of Poultry Medicine
Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator, Caswell S Eidson Chair in Poultry Medicine

Frederick D. Quinn

MS, PhD
Professor, Department Head
Athletic Association Professor of Infectious Diseases

Balazs Rada

PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases

Lisa Shollenberger

PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
Harn Lab, Department of Infectious Diseases

Christine Szymanski

PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Rick L. Tarleton

PhD
Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Cellular Biology
UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor

M. Stephen Trent

PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor

Ralph A. Tripp

PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
GRA Eminent Scholar, Georgia Research Alliance Chair of Animal Health Vaccine Development

Wendy Watford

PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases

Christian Heindel

Grants Coordinator IV

Kali S. King

CVI Business Manager
Center for Vaccines and Immunology

Melissa Martinez

Administrative Specialist I
Center for Vaccines and Immunology

James D. Allen

Research Professional IV
Ross Lab 706-542-8468
COBRA Project Leader

Yael Bar-Peled

Research Technician I
Mousa Lab

Michael A. Carlock

Research Professional III
Ross Lab 706-542-2078
CVI Research Director

Emily Clutter

Research Technician III
Ross Lab 706-542-8468

Jeffrey Ecker

Research Professional III
Center for Vaccines & Immunology
Translational Vaccine Unit 706-542-8468

Ying Huang

Research Professional
Ross Lab 706-542-8468

Scott K. Johnson

Research Professional IV
Ross Lab 706-542-8468

Cheryl Jones

Research Professional II/HC
Tompkins Lab 706-542-2429

Lauren Lacefield

Lab Animal Vet Tech II
Norris Lab 706-542-2850

Liyun (Maggie) Liu

Research Professional IV
Ross Lab 706-542-8468

Jason Mulneix

CVI Research Staff
Center for Vaccines and Immunology
706-542-3214

Brenda Noble

Lab Manager/Research Professional III
Norris Lab 706-542-2850

Alma Pena-Briseno

Research Technician III
Mousa Lab

Spencer Pierce

Research Technician III
Center for Vaccines and Immunology
Translational Vaccine Unit 706-542-8468

Rebecca Tarantelli

Study Coordinator
UGA Non-Human Primate Center
Norris Lab 706-542-2850

Rodrigo Abreu PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ross Lab
706-542-8468

Viviana Cobos Jiménez

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Norris Lab 706-542-2850

Hyesun (Sunny) Jang PhD

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Ross Lab
706-542-8468

Jasmina Luczo

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Tompkins Lab 706-542-2429

Whitney Rabacal

Post-doctoral Research Associate
Norris Lab 706-542-2850

Giuseppe A. Sautto

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Ross Lab 706-542-8468

Dawn L. Taylor-Mulneix PhD

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Ross Lab 706-542-8468
706-542-8468

Emily Beaver

Graduate Student
Tompkins Lab
IDIS Graduate Program 706-542-8468

Madelyn Krunkosky

Graduate Student
Tompkins Lab 706-542-2429

Kaitlin Mettel

Graduate Student
Norris Lab

Ivette Nuñez

Graduate Student
Ross Lab
IDIS Graduate Program 706-542-8468

Ian Padykula

Graduate Student
Tompkins Lab 706-542-2429

Emily Rayens

Graduate Student
Norris Lab
IDIS Graduate Program 706-542-2850

Beau Reneer

Graduate Student
Ross Lab
IDIS Graduate Program 706-542-8468

Sydney Ronzulli

Graduate Student
Tompkins Lab
IDIS Graduate Program 706-542-2429

Thomas Rowe

Graduate Student
Ross Lab
CBS Graduate Program

Shelly J. Samet

Graduate Student
Tompkins Lab
IDIS Graduate Program 706-542-2429

Amanda Skarlupka

Graduate Student
Ross Lab
IDIS Graduate Program

Naoko Uno

Graduate Student
Ross Lab
IDIS Graduate Program 706-542-8468

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