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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Staff

Kear Wright - Department Administrator

Kear WrightDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W8041
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 955-3655(410) 955-3655
FAX: (410) 955-2926
Email: kwright@jhu.edu

Mrs. Wright oversees all financial and administrative activities within the Department. She also oversees the activities of all department staff, and teams up with the Chair and faculty to represent and promote the department to internal and external associates. 

 

Erika Vaitekunas  – Assistant to the Chair and Administrative Coordinator 

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W8041
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 955-3671(410) 955-3671
FAX: (410) 955-2926
Email: erikav@jhu.edu

In addition to being executive assistant for Dr. Coulombe, Mrs. Vaitekunas acts as a liaison for the department by managing special events, weekly seminars, distinguished lectureships, and maintains the departmental website.

 

Shannon Gaston – Academic Program Administrator

Shannon Gaston

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W8503
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 955-3672(410) 955-3672
FAX: (410) 955-2926
E-Mail: sgaston1@jhu.edu

Teaming with faculty, Mrs. Gaston manages the various academic programs offered in the department, counsels students, interprets and implements school-wide academic policies. Mrs. Gaston also plays a key role in promoting the department’s academic programs to prospective students and develops supportive relationships with alumni and other constituencies.

 

Chandan Prasai Research Service Analyst

Chandan PrasaiDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W8501
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 955-3769(410) 955-3769
FAX: (410) 955-2926
E-Mail: cprasai1@jhu.edu

Mrs. Prasai assists faculty in the preparation and filing of grant applications to various agencies, and ensures full compliance with institutional and federal rules and practices.

 

Charlene Camponeschi - Sr. Budget Specialist

charleneDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W8507
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 287-2726(443) 287-2726
FAX: (410) 955-2926
E-Mail: cwalize1@jhu.edu

Mrs. Camponeschi brings years of Payroll expertise to the department and assists the faculty, staff and students with everything related to payroll/budgetary needs.  She also assists faculty in the preparation and filing of grant applications to various agencies, and ensures full compliance with institutional and federal rules and practices.