Marcia Schwab, MBA
Executive Administrator

phone: (412) 648-3342
Provides oversight and approvals of Administrative Operations. Pre-Award functions, Financial oversight and compliance of the Department.
Useful grant links: Commons Registration, Fastlane Registration, NIH Grant Instruction Guide, NSF Grant Instruction Guide, Other Support Instructions, Grant Opportunity Database, NIH Deadlines, Other Research Resources.
Lauren Zufall, BA
Assistant to the Chair

phone: (412) 624-7615
Provides project management and research administration support to the Chair. Coordinates ongoing collaborations,  schedules meetings and prepares correspondence for the Chair. Facilitates  travel for Chair and lab members. Provides writing and editorial support for the Chair, including NIH biosketches, grant submissions and annual reports. Oversees the Chair’s laboratory website and lists job postings for the lab. Acts as liaison for BenefitsOIS, and Payroll for members of the Bahar lab.
Nancy Linderman, BA
Administrative Manager

phone: (412) 648-8690

Manages human resources, faculty affairs, and visa/immigration processes.  Acts as departmental liaison for Benefits, OIS, and Payroll. Responsible for institutional compliance modules, including COI, preventing sexual harassment, and research compliance modules. Useful LinksChange of Address/Residency Certification FormW-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certif, Pitt HR

Ann Miciak, MBA, CFA
Senior Financial Administrator

phone: (412) 648-3229
Responsible for all Post Award functions including continuations, activations, 0136 and 0202’s, BMR’s, journal entries, and MTA’s. Monitors grant levels and communicates information to faculty. Provides purchasing policy guidance. Grant funded purchase approval and Capital purchases. Maintains grant database and compiles grant data for dissemination. Useful Links: NIH Compliance
Adam Kohlhaas, BFA
Communications Specialist and
Educational Programs Coordinator

phone: (412) 648-8102
Coordinates the TECBio REU and DiSCoBio programs. Provides support for the CPCB program and other educational efforts (CSB2).  Creates department marketing materials and compiles the annual report. Updates departmental websites and the CCD website. Manages department social media accounts (@compbiopitt).
Jennifer Roche
Administrative Assistant/Office Coordinator

phone: (412) 648-3333
Processes departmental purchases, Travel reimbursements, Disbursements, and deposits. Handles maintenance work orders, repairs, keys,  and badges. Maintains building and departmental directory. Processes travel reservations, conference registrations and coordinates the departmental seminar series. Handles all mail and deliveries. Provides clerical support for departmental faculty and Staff. Useful Links: T&B Policy


Systems Administration


For help with access to a department or local account, any hardware or software issues including purchases, any classroom issues, cluster queues, all wireless or wired connections, support for new web pages and updates to current web pages, also available for general computer or technology questions.

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Gengkon Lum, BS
Senior System Administrator

phone: (412) 648-7780
Responsible for department IT resources including cluster and servers.
Useful Information:
Afshin Eskandari Nasrabad, PhD
System Administrator

phone: (412) 648-7799
Handles compute cluster and linux desktops.
David Schatz, BS
System Administrator

phone: (412)337-5411
Handles desktop support, accounts management, network access and interfaces with CSSD.


Educational Programs Administration


CMU/Pitt Computational Biology Graduate Program (CPCB)
Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology (TECBio), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program
Drug Discovery, Systems and Computational Biology (DiSCoBio) Summer Academy

Joseph C. Ayoob, PhD
Associate Professor

phone: (412) 648-8646
Serves as Departmental Scientific Administrator.
Responsible for educational outreach opportunities and (CSB)2 seminar series.Provides assistance with professional and scientific writing/communications.

Kelly M. Gentille, BS
Educational Programs Administrator

phone: (412) 648-8107
Provides administration and support for all education programs. Responsible for all program policies, enrollment records and registration and appointment letters. Handles admissions responsibilities which include applications, candidate travel and candidate itineraries. Gathers and disseminates data on the PhD Program.


Student Workers


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Danielle King

Phone: 412-383-7513
Cassandra Santos

Phone: 412-383-7513
Mark Filus

Phone: 412-648-7799
Anant Gupta

Phone: 412-648-3229