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.
Anna Reinhard
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, M.Ed.
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 Links: Change of Address/Residency Certification Form, W-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
Senior Communications Specialist and
Educational Programs Coordinator

phone: (412) 648-8102


Coordinates the TECBio REU and CoBRAprograms. 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).
Kristin Pierce
CoBB Masters Program Administrator

phone: (412) 648-3333


Manages all aspects of the CoBB educational administrative activities. Acts as liaison to multiple University offices to ensure the completion of all requirements regarding course creation, interacts with other universities during the recruitment process, and student matriculation to graduation. Develops and updates paper and electronic marketing materials, tracks performance measures of students and monitors expenditures and budgets. Provides support to directors and committees of the CoBB program.


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.

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.


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

Julia McDonald
Office Assistant

Phone: 412-383-7513
Anant Gupta

Phone: 412-648-3229