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Biochemistry and 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 E3132B
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (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 Sr. Administrative Coordinator 

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E3132
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 955-3671
FAX: (410) 955-2926
Email: erikav@jhu.edu

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

 

Mystee Jennings – Academic Program Administrator

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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
FAX: (410) 955-2926
E-Mail: mjennings1@jhu.edu

Teaming with faculty, Mrs. Jennings manages the various academic programs offered in the department, counsels students and interprets and implements schoolwide academic policies. Mrs. Jennings 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  Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst 

Chandan PrasaiDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E3135
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (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.

 

Michele Yost - HR Coordinator

micheleDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E3132C
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 287-2726
FAX: (410) 955-2926
E-Mail: myost@jhu.edu

Mrs. Yost is the primary point of contact for department faculty, staff and students with regards to JHU Human Resources and payroll policies, procedures and practices.

 

Sarah Studer, PhD – Scientific Communications Specialist

sarahDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W8501
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 287-4759
FAX: (410) 955-2926
E-Mail: sstuder3@jhu.edu

Dr. Studer in consultation with the Communications and Marketing office at the Bloomberg School of Public Health manages the long-term communications plan for the Bailey Laboratory and the department.