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Due to COVID-19, BMB staff are working remotely and email is the best way to reach us. Mail and faxes sent to individual staff members will be received but responses will be delayed.

Kear Wright  Department Administrator

Kear Wright

Kear Wright oversees all financial, HR, and administrative activities, including grants and contracts, 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.

Email: kwright@jhu.edu
Fax: (410) 955-2926
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E3132B
Baltimore, MD 21205

 

Chandan Prasai  Financial Manager 

Chandan Prasai

Chandan 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.

Email: cprasai1@jhu.edu
Fax: (410) 955-2926
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E3135
Baltimore, MD 21205

 
Morgan Backhaus  Sr. Administrative Coordinator

Morgan Backhaus

Morgan Backhaus provides high-level administrative and project support to the Department chair. She is responsible for supporting Department faculty, staff, and students across a range of administrative issues, including coordinating BMB seminars and events.

Email: mbackha1@jhmi.edu
Fax: (410) 955-2926
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E3132
Baltimore, MD 21205


Samuel Ingram Budget Specialist

Samuel Ingram

Samuel Ingram supports the Department’s administrative office and provides budget management assistance. He also coordinates all HR/Payroll documents and assists with the support of relevant post-award responsibilities including account reconciliation, cost transfers, purchasing, paying invoices, closeouts, and other budgetary needs. He also assists with special projects for the Department.

Email: singram5@jhu.edu
Fax: (410) 955-2926
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E3132
Baltimore, MD 21205

 

 Erika Vaitekunas  Administrative Specialist

Erika Vaitekunas

Erika Vaitekunas supports the Department’s academic programs and plays a key role in administrative support and coordination. She also manages communication with potential students, provides support for the admissions process, and coordinates and manages academic events.

Email: erikav@jhu.edu
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W8503A
Baltimore, MD 21205

 

Vicki Keller – Academic Program Administrator

Vicki Keller

Vicki Keller assists with the management of the academic programs offered in the Department, counsels students, and interprets and implements school-wide academic policies. She also plays a key role in promoting the department’s academic programs to prospective students and developing supportive relationships with alumni and other constituencies.

Email: vkeller2@jhmi.edu
Fax: (410) 955-2926
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W8503B
Baltimore, MD 21205

Sarah Studer  Scientific Communications Specialist

Sarah Studer

Sarah 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.

Email: sstuder3@jhu.edu
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W8041B
Baltimore, MD 21205