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  • Our Immunology and Virology investigators include the following:

  • Our adjunct faculty members include the following:
  • Cancer Immunology and Virology (CIV) Administrative Staff

    Charles Thomas, MS, MBA
    Administrative Director
    Charles is responsible for the business and operations groups in CIV, as well as overall administration of the department. He is a resource for strategic initiatives involving CIV, space needs, HR-related issues, faculty recruitment, and oversight of the Cancer Immunology Training Program and the Center for Cancer Immunotherapy Research.
    1 Jimmy Fund Way, Smith 770B
    charlesa_thomas@dfci.harvard.edu 
    Phone: 617-632-6659

    Alison Angel
    Faculty Affairs & Operations Administrator
    Alison oversees promotions and appointments through Harvard Medical School for CIV. In addition, she handles pre-award for the Cantor group and is a major part various strategic initiatives in the department.
    1 Jimmy Fund Way, Smith 722A
    alison_angel@dfci.harvard.edu 
    Phone: 617-632-3328

    Elizabeth Carpelan
    Program Manager, Human Retrovirology Group
    Elizabeth is responsible for managing the day-to-day lab needs, facilitating on-boarding/off-boarding with Alexandra Neuse, and preparing grant and fellowship applications for the Human Retrovirology group.
    3 Blackfan Circle, Center for Life Science 1010
    elizabeth_carpelan@dfci.harvard.edu 
    Phone: 617-632-4332

    Julianne DeLuca, CRA
    Business and Financial Administrator
    Julianne supports the Engelman, Gabuzda, Hemler, Marasco, Novina, Sodroski, and Wu labs in post-award grants management. In addition, she provides oversight of the pre-award activities in CIV, including the routing of grants to Grants and Contracts.
    1 Jimmy Fund Way, Smith 570D
    julianne_deluca@dfci.harvard.edu 
    Phone: 617-632-3856

    Anne Gonzalez
    Research Operations Coordinator
    Anne is responsible for handling operational aspects of the department, including upkeep of space, equipment maintenance and organization, facilities' needs, and organization of various professional development activities.
    1 Jimmy Fund Way, Smith 768
    annee_gonzalez@dfci.harvard.edu 
    Phone: 617-582-8449

    Kathleen Kennedy, MS, CRA
    Department Grants Management Specialist IV 
    Kathleen supports the Cantor, Dougan, Glimcher, Kranzusch, and Wucherpfennig labs in post-award grants management.
    1 Jimmy Fund Way, Smith 570B
    kathleen_kennedy2@dfci.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-582-8117

    Alexandra Neuse, MS
    Program Coordinator II
    Alexandra serves as a liaison between CIV and Dana-Farber Human Resources. As such, she coordinates on-boarding and off-boarding for all non-faculty hires (i.e., students, technicians, postdocs, etc.) for the department, including facilitation of the J-1 and H-1B visa processes for incoming foreign nationals. In addition, Alexandra assists the department grant managers in the pre-award process. She is also responsible for organizing various departmental activities, as well as editing online content for CIV.
    1 Jimmy Fund Way, Smith 570B
    alexandra_neuse@dfci.harvard.edu 
    Phone: 617-582-9618

    Denise Pearson
    Research Operations Manager, Human Retrovirology Group 
    Denise supports faculty and laboratory staff in operational needs for the CIV Human Retrovirology Investigators. This includes the labs of Drs. Engelman, Gabuzda, and Sodroski. Her responsibilities include the upkeep of space, including the bio-containment suite; equipment maintenance and organization; facilities' needs; upkeep of shared supplies and consumables; and serving as the freezer alarm contact for the Human Retrovirology group.
    3 Blackfan Circle, Center for Life Science 1014A
    denise_pearson@dfci.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-632-3377
    Pager: 49281 

    Jenna Pedrin
    Department Grants Management Specialist II  
    Jenna supports faculty and staff in identifying and preparing grant and fellowship applications. Her responsibilities include reviewing sponsor eligibility and application requirements and being responsible for the entire award application process, excluding scientific content.
    1 Jimmy Fund Way, Smith 570A
    jenna_pedrin@dfci.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-582-9601