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
Assistant to the Chair
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 Benefits
, and Payroll
for members of the Bahar lab.
Nancy Linderman, M.Ed.
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
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 & Educational Programs Coordinator
Coordinates the TECBio REU
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
, and CoBB
websites. Manages department social media accounts (@compbiopitt).
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
Afshin Eskandari Nasrabad, PhD
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
Computational Biology Research Academy (CoBRA) Summer Program
Computational Biomedicine & Biotechnology (CoBB) Masters Program
Joseph C. Ayoob, PhD
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
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
CoBB Masters Program Administrator
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.