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Maryanna Aldrich

  • Department Operations Administrator, Biochemistry
  • Administrative Manager, Quantitative Biology Interdepartmental Program
  • Director, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Group

Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, and Graduate Affairs for the Division of Science. 

Rosenstiel-Kosow Connector, 3-RK02, MS009
maldrich@brandeis.edu,
scigradoffice@brandeis.edu
781-736-4850

 

I oversee operations for the biochemistry department as well as the quantitative biology interdepartmental program. You can ask me for assistance regarding academic or research aspects of the biochemistry department and QB program. I am the director of the Division of Science Graduate Affairs group, which oversees admissions, academics, and student financials for several of the graduate programs within the Division of Science. We currently service the Biochemistry, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Biophysics & Structural Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, MCB, Neuroscience, and Physics graduate programs and the QB specialization. If you are a prospective student, current student, or former student in one of these programs, chances are we can help you out.

Eddie Arroco
Mechanical Engineer

eddiea@brandeis.edu
Rosenstiel  Center  203
781-736-2457

Procurement, installation and maintenance of laboratory scientific equipment and instruments, parts and supplies .  Responsible for upkeep, maintenance and repairs of all the refrigeration systems which includes Ultra Low Temp freezers, High, low and medium temp refrigeration units, Ice machines, refrigerated incubators, Crab tanks in the science complex. Responsibilities also includes the maintenance, repairs and proper  operation of the Autoclaves in the Rosenstiel Center, Cold Rooms, Pure water systems, Floor and table model centrifuges, management, maintenance of all Ultra Low Temp freezers in the freezer room and in all lab areas. Provide some carpentry. electrical and plumbing and mechanical work to the laboratories as needed.

Rich Bennett

Department Coordinator

Physics

rbennett@brandeis.edu
Abelson 107
781-736-2803
Provide support to Physics Department, MRSEC, IGERT, and QBReC programs.
Catherine Broderick

Academic Administrator

Math

cbroderi@brandeis.edu
Goldsmith 218
781-736-3050




I oversee day to day operations in the Mathematics Department.

Dominique Burke
Personnel and Business Process Administrator



Division of Science, Personnel and Business Process Group

Volen 208, MS 013
dburke@brandeis.edu
781-736-4878

I ensure the efficient and compliant function of personnel processes and paperwork for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and other affiliated personnel in the Division of Science. This includes preparing documentation for new hires and appointments, reappointments, terminations, changes in personnel status, and working with ISSO to process visa paperwork for foreign postdocs and staff. I work closely with the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars, Human Resources, and Payroll to remedy personnel errors in Peoplesoft. Through all of these responsibilities, I work closely with various university groups to improve the business processes related to personnel administration.

The Personnel Group's shared email address is: SciPersonnel@brandeis.edu. Please contact us at this address for any Personnel related needs.

Evelyn E. Caira
Undergraduate Academic Coordinator



Psychology

Brown 125
caira@brandeis.edu

781-736-3301

My responsibilities include working closely with our UAH, assisting with declaring undergraduate students, assigning them advisors, and maintaining records for approximately 300 students, while monitoring seniors for completion of requirements.  I prepare the yearly course schedules and reporting info to the Registrar as well as updating revisions for the Bulletin.  I assist faculty with correspondence, club activities, course registration, colloquium and event planning, and prepare department's yearly diploma ceremony.

 

Christine DiBlasi
Pre-Award Grants Administrator



Division of Science, Pre-Award Group
Edison-Lecks 119, MS015
cdiblasi@brandeis.edu
781-736-2502
I provide support to PIs at the division level as they apply for the external funding of sponsored projects, from federal and non-federal sources for research or training purposes.  In this way, I am a liason between faculty (and fellowship applicants) and the Office of Research Administration.  I help develop budgets, and make sure that applications are complete and correct, and submitted on time.  I also help PIs to comply with internal Brandeis policies, and the policies of funding agencies.
 

Edward Dougherty
Electron Microscopist


Division of Science, Imaging Facility, Biology

Bassine 109
dougherty@brandeis.edu  
781-736-2682

The goal of my work here at Brandeis University is to teach and maintain an Imaging Facility for the department of biology and to interact with undergraduates, graduate, postdoctoral students and faculty members in the scientific community.

My responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the imaging facilities; training, operation and maintenance of a Leica SP2 AOBS Confocal Microscope, Leica SP5 AOBS / Resonant Confocal Microscope, and Marianas Spinning Disk Confocal Microscopes; and assisting faculty, postdoctoral candidates, and graduate students in computer graphic imaging, photography and printing.

In charge of light microscopy related to the C.L.E.M. Facility (Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy)

Anna Esposito
Events Coordinator 

Rosenstiel-Kosow Connector  3-RK02, MS 009
aesposito@brandeis.edu
781-736-2311

I am responsible for planning the various weekly, monthly, and annual events hosted for Biology, Neuroscience, and the Volen Center for Complex Systems.
 

 

Heather Felton

  • Director, Division of Science Finance, Personnel, and Pre-Award Groups;
  • Administrative Manager, Biology & Neuroscience;
  • Assistant Director, Volen Center for Complex Systems

Volen 209, MS 013
hfelton@brandeis.edu
781-736-4870 (office)
781-736-2398 (fax)

In my role as the Director of the Division of Science Finance Group I oversee the accounting and compliance of sponsored programs and university funds. The Finance group's general email address is SciFinance@brandeis.edu. Please send any financial questions to this email.

For the Personnel Group, I oversee the hiring, terminating, appointing, reappointing, salary and pay distribution changes, and other data changes for research staff, postdocs, and other appointments. The Personnel group's general email address is SciPersonnel@brandeis.edu. Please send any staff, postdoc, or other visiting/courtesy appointments needs/questions to this email.

For the Pre-Award Group I oversee the submission of sponsored programs to various federal and non-federal agencies. The PreAward group's general email address is SciPre-Award@brandeis.edu. Please send any questions or notifications of grant submission to this email.

I oversee the financial aspects of the Biology Department, Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program, and Volen Center for Complex Systems. I am available to answer queries about any of the academic and research administration of the Biology, Neuroscience, and Volen. I am a general factotum and am happy to assist with any question.

 

 

Michael Golitsyn
Department Administrator, Computer Science

Volen 262, MS 018
golitsyn@brandeis.edu
781-736-2701

I oversee day to day operations in the Computer Science Department

Philip Gnatowski
Department Administrator, Psychology

 

Psychology

Brown 131, MS 062
gnat@brandeis.edu
781-736-3302
Under the direction of the Department, responsible for the administrative, fiscal, and operational management of the psychology department. This includes the strategic planning process, monitoring department operating budget, grants administration, facilities planning, coordinating and organizing searches, direct supervision of three support staff, graduate program development, and human resources administration. Essential liaison between interdepartmental/university administration and department.  Also responsible for the oversight of grants administration for the Division of Social Sciences.
Program Coordinator 


Computer Science, Graduate Programs
Volen 262, MS018
gudaitis@brandeis.edu
781-736-2723
Job Responsibilities include: Recruiting, Admitting, Tracking of Master's students; responsible for web management, external communications/advertising, event planning and connecting with and tracking Alumni and  Industry  participants.

Judy Heinrich
Web and Communications Specialist


Division of Science, Technology and Communications Group

Volen 206, MS 013
heinrich@brandeis.edu
781-736-4876
I create and maintain websites within the division and provide assistance as requested. I am available to division faculty and staff to assist in web-related projects. I also contribute to the Science Blog.
  • Chemistry Department Administrator
  • Director and Manager of Pre-award Grants Administration

Chemistry, Division of Science, Pre-award Group
Edison-Lecks 212A 
As the Chemistry Department Administrator, I am responsible for the day to day operations of the Chemistry Department encompassing academic, faculty, staff, research, budgetary and facilities needs. 
As the Director/Manager of Pre-award, I am responsible for managing the timely submission of grants in the Division of Science.

Winne Huie
Senior Department Accounting Associate

Psychology

Brown 130, MS 062
whuie1@brandeis.edu
781-736-3289
 
Steven Karel
Manager, Integrated Systems and Services

Division of Science, Technology and Communications Group
Volen 210, MS 013
karel@brandeis.edu
781-736-3104
Ask me about IT/computing issues, science communications, institutional data, training grants, policies, undergraduate research, and anything else about the sciences you’re not sure who else to ask. I also walk dogs.

Rachel Krebs
Academic Administrator

 

Division of Science, Graduate Affairs Group   

Rosenstiel-Kosow Connector
3-RK02, MS 009
rkrebs@brandeis.edu / 781-736-2327

 

I am an Administrator in the Division of Science Graduate Affairs group, which oversees admissions, academics, and student financials for several of the graduate programs within the Division of Science. I am the point person for graduate students in the Physics, Biochemistry & Biophysics, and Biotechnology programs.

Roland Maher

  • Operations Manager, Physics Department
  • Director of Grants & Finance, Division of Science

Physics, Division of Science, Grants and Finance Group

Abelson 108, MS 057
rmaher@brandeis.edu
781-736-2833
As the Physics Department Administrator, I am responsible for the day to day operations of the Physics Department encompassing academic, faculty, staff, research, budgetary and facilities needs.

As the Director of Grants and Finance in the Division of Science, I am responsible for managing the grants staff.  In addition you may ask me any questions related to any grant or finance account within the Division.
Jessica Maryott

Jessica Maryott
Database Administrator

Division of Science, Technology and Communications Group,
ITS Data Warehouse Group

jmaryott@brandeis.edu
781-736-4851
I design, maintain and update databases used by Division of Science administrators. I also help Division of Science staff and labs with Filemaker questions and host semi-regular workshops on Filemaker open to all.

I also work with the ITS Data Warehouse group creating and maintaining the university's data warehouse.

Courtney Maurer
Academic Administrator

 

 



Chemistry Department

Edison Lecks 211, cmaurer16@brandeis.edu
781-736-2500
My responsibilities include:
  • Maintain records of undergraduate Chemistry majors;
  • Submit payroll information for undergraduate students and staff;
  • Greet and provide information for students and visiting scholars;
  • Make deposits for department;
  • Update course listings and student catalog information;
  • Oversee department key inventory and manage office supplies;
  • Compile data for surveys and reports;
  • Correspond with students, faculty, and staff

Andrea McDonald
Grants and Finance Manager



Division of Science, Grant and Finance Group

Rosenstiel 106, MS 029
amcdonald@brandeis.edu
781-736-4844

 

I manage the Grants and Finance group in the Division of Science, overseeing the Grant and Finance Administrators in their handling of the finances in the division.  I can help answer any questions relating to finances.  The group's general email address is scifinance@brandeis.edu and phone is 781-736-3101

Emily Palmer
Academic Administrator

 

Division of Science Graduate Affairs Group

Rosenstiel-Kosow Connector  3-RK02, MS 009

emilydpalmer@brandeis.edu
781-736-2369
I am an Administrator in the Division of Science Graduate Affairs group, which oversees admissions, academics, and student financials for several of the graduate programs within the Division of Science. I am the point person for graduate students in the Chemistry and Mathematics Departments, but work as part of the Graduate Affairs team, including Maryanna Aldrich, Jena Pitman-Leung and Rachel Krebs. Our shared email address is scigradoffice@brandeis.edu 

Jena Pitman-Leung, Ph.D.
Academic Administrator

 

Division of Science Graduate Affairs Group

Rosenstiel-Kosow Connector  3-RK02, MS 009
jpitmanleung@brandeis.edu
781-736-2302

I am an Administrator in the Division of Science Graduate Affairs group, which oversees admissions, academics, and student financials for several of the graduate programs within the Division of Science. I am the academic administrator for students in the MCB and Neuroscience PhD and MS programs, and serve as advisor to the Career Development for the Sciences Committee. I work as part of a team in the Graduate Affairs group with Maryanna Aldrich, Emily Palmer, and Rachel Krebs. Our shared email address is scigradoffice@brandeis.edu 

 

Director, Brandeis NMR Facility



Chemistry

Shapiro Science Center 3-07
ssp@brandeis.edu
781-736-2543

I oversee all aspects of the Brandeis NMR Facility, which includes five spectrometers (400-800 MHz).  I handle billing, scheduling, repair and maintenance of the spectrometers. In addition, I train and assist internal and external users, maintain the facility web site, and supervise the NMR TA who assists with training and maintenance for the two 400 MHz spectrometers.

R. Lynn Rardin
Scientific Computing Manager

Division of Science, Technology and Communications Group

Rosenstiel 653
rardin@brandeis.edu
781-736-4914

I help provide for the computational needs of the Division's research labs and support staff.  I can offer assistance in areas ranging from Windows, Mac OS X and Linux management and issue resolution to hardware problem diagnosis, software installation and computer-related purchases.

Susan Reynold
Department Coordinator

 


Biology, Neuroscience, Volen

Volen 206, MS 013
sreynold@brandeis.edu
781-736-4845

My responsibilities include:

  • Non-exempt staff and student payrolls
  • Student and TA hiring, chart string changes, and terminations
  • Key and card access
  • Room reservations

Jennifer Roy
Biochemistry
Sr. Academic Coordinator

Biochemistry

Rosenstiel-Kosow Connector 3-RK02, MS 009
jroy@brandeis.edu
781-736-2300

I assist in the day to day operation of the Biochemistry office and the administration of the Biochemistry undergraduate program.  My responsibilities include:

Academic:  Course scheduling, bulletin revisions, maintain records for undergraduate Biochemistry majors, preparation for the departmental commencement ceremony

Administrative:  Student hiring, key and card access, room reservations, ordering

Financial:  Expense reporting, reimbursements, payroll, invoice processing and tracking for EM facility

Laura St. Clair

Department Coordinator, Biochemistry
Rosenstiel-Kosow Connector 3-RK02, MS 009,
781-736-2308
Event Coordinator: I am responsible for planning the various weekly, monthly, and annual events hosted by the Biochemistry Department, the Quantitative Biology Interdisciplinary Program, and the Graduate Affairs Office in the Division of Science. 

Paula Shelly
Rosenstiel Administrator

 

Division of Science, Pre-Award Group, Rosenstiel

Rosenstiel 106, MS 029
shelly@brandeis.edu
781-736-2403
I provide pre-award support to PI's applying for grants, which includes developing budgets, for federal and non-federal funding; coordinator for two annual awards, Rosenstiel and Gabbay; provide support for the Rosenstiel Research Center; prepare and distribute the monthly billing for the Foster Animal Lab and weekly payroll.

Carolyn Signore
Grants and Finance Administrator

 

Division of Science, Grant and Finance Group

Bassine 119, MS 008
signore@brandeis.edu
781-736-4847
We manage the finances for the Division of Science, including tracking expenses and providing monthly reports to departments and PIs.  We also help PI's set up budgets with SPA, and make budget change requests, or amendments, as necessary.  We can help answer any questions relating to finances.  Our general email address is scifinance@brandeis.edu, and our main phone line is 781-736-3101.

Joan Thorne
Sr. Department Coordinator

 

Physics

Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building  107, MS 057
jthorne@brandeis.edu
 
781-736-2802

 

Traci Walkup
Grants and Finance Administrator

 

Division of Science, Grants and Finance Group

Rosenstiel 106, MS 029
tcwalkup@brandeis.edu
781-736-2320

 

We manage the finances for the Division of Science, including tracking expenses and providing monthly reports to departments and PIs.  We also help PI's set up budgets with SPA, and make budget change requests, or amendments, as necessary.  We can help answer any questions relating to finances.  Our general email address is scifinance@brandeis.edu, and our main phone line is 781-736-3101.

Lena Webb
Personnel and Business Process Administrator



Division of Science, Personnel and Business Process Group

Volen 208, MS 013
lwebb@brandeis.edu
781-736-4872

I ensure the efficient and compliant function of personnel processes and paperwork for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and other affiliated personnel in the Division of Science. This includes preparing documentation for new hires and appointments, terminations, changes in personnel status, and working with ISSO to process visa paperwork for foreign postdocs and staff. Through all of these responsibilities, I work closely with various university groups to improve the business processes related to personnel administration.

The Personnel Group's shared email address is: SciPersonnel@brandeis.edu. Please contact us at this address for any Personnel related needs.

 

 

Claudia Wellington
Pre-Award Support

 

Pre-Award Grants Administrator
Division of Science, Pre-Award Group

Edison-Lecks 119, MS015
claudia@brandeis.edu
781-736-2515

 

I provide support to PIs at the division level as they apply for the external funding of sponsored projects, from federal and non-federal sources for research or training purposes.  In this way, I am a liason between faculty (and fellowship applicants) and the Office of Research Administration.  I help develop budgets, and make sure that applications are complete and correct, and submitted on time.  I also help PIs to comply with internal Brandeis policies, and the policies of funding agencies.

 

Greg Widberg
Sr. Mechanical Engineer

 

Physics

Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building  103, MS 057
widberg@brandeis.edu

781-736-2831

Greg Widberg is on leave for up to three years while he serves as the State Command Sergeant Major for the Massachusetts National Guard.

Jean Wong
Grants and Finance Administrator


Division of Science, Grant and Finance Group

Rosenstiel 106, MS 029
jwong@brandeis.edu

781-736-4852

We manage the finances for the Division of Science, including tracking expenses and providing monthly reports to departments and PIs.  We also help PI's set up budgets with SPA, and make budget change requests, or amendments, as necessary.  We can help answer any questions relating to finances.  Our general email address is scifinance@brandeis.edu, and our main phone line is 781-736-3101.
Academic Administrator
Biology and Neuroscience


Biology, Neuroscience, Volen
Volen 206, MS 013
lwoolf@brandeis.edu
781-736-4873
I work with Biology and Neuroscience undergraduates, declaring their major and making sure they are meeting the requirements of their major. I coordinate the summer REU undergraduate research program, help prepare for the departmental commencement ceremony and provide assistance with many aspects of the Biology and Neuroscience Department administration.