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The SC INBRE Steering Committee is comprised of the the Principal Investigators from the participating institutions and other administrative leadership. The committee meets every six weeks to evaluate progress and direct performance towards project goals.

Comprehensive Research Institutions: 

University of South Carolina (Lead Instituton)
Lucia Pirisi-CreekDr. Lucia Pirisi-Creek
SC INBRE Program Director

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
(803) 216-3419 | Email

edie goldsmithDr. Edie Goldsmith
SC INBRE Program Coordinator
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
(803) 216-3809 | Email

homayoun valafarDr. Homayoun Valafar
SC INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
(803) 777-2404 | Email

wayne carverDr. Wayne Carver
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Anatomy
(803) 733-3214 | Email

prakash nagarkattiDr. Prakash Nagarkatti
Vice President for Research
Carolina Distinguished Professor
(803) 777-5458 | Email


Medical University of South Carolina
roger markwaldDr. Roger Markwald
Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy

(803) 792-5891 | Email

Clemson University
martine laberge
Dr. Martine LaBerge
Professor and Chair of Bioengineering
Executive Director, CUBEInC
(864) 656-5557 | Email

Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions:

Claflin University
angela peters
Dr. Angela Peters
SC INBRE @ Claflin Program Director
Vice Provost of Academic Programs; Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
(803) 535-5447 | Email

Coastal Carolina University
paul richardsonDr. Paul Richardson
SC INBRE @ CCU Program Director
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry and Physics 
(843) 349-2598 | Email 

College of Charleston
jim deavorDr. James Deavor
SC INBRE @ CofC Program Director
Associate Dean
School of Sciences & Mathematics
(843) 953-8095 | Email

Converse College
neval erturkDr. Neval Erturk
SC INBRE @ CC Program Director
Professor of Biology and Chair of Biology
Chemistry & Physics Department 

(864) 596-9210 | Email

Francis Marion University

ann stoeckmann
Dr. Ann M. Stoeckmann
SC INBRE @ FMU Program Director

Professor and Chair
Department of Biology

(843) 661-1399 | Email

Furman University
john wheelerDr. John Wheeler
SC INBRE @ Furman Program Director

Department of Chemistry
(864) 294-3371 | Email

john kaupDr. John Kaup
Coordinator of Science Education
Office of Integrative Research in the Sciences
(864) 294-3773 | Email


Presbyterian College
scott asbillDr. Scott Asbill
SC INBRE @ PC Program Director
Chair, Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences
Professor of Pharmaceutics
(864) 938-3825 | Email

alfonso romer-sandovalDr. Alfonso Romero-Sandoval
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director of Research
School of Pharmacy
(864) 938-3833 | Email

South Carolina State University
judith salleyDr. Judith Salley
SC INBRE @ SCSU Program Director
Professor and Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
(803) 536-8876 | Email 

rahina mahtabDr. Rahina Mahtab
Associate Professor
Chemistry Area Program Coordinator
Department of Biological & Physical Sciences
(803) 536-8876 | (803) 516-4536 | Email

University of South Carolina, Aiken
bill jacksonDr. Bill Jackson
SC INBRE @ USCA Program Director
Professor and Chair, Immunology
Department of Biology & Geology
(803) 641-3601 | Email

daren timmons

Dr. Daren Timmons 
Professor and Dean
College of Sciences and Engineering
(803) 641-3377 | 

University of South Carolina, Beaufort
charles keithDr. Charles Keith
Department of Science and Mathematics
(843) 208-8108 | Email


Winthrop University
robin lammiDr. Robin Lammi 
SC INBRE @ Winthrop Program Director
Professor, Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
(803) 323-4946 | Email

jay hannaDr. Jay Hanna
Professor, Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
(803) 323-4933 | Email

takita sumterDr. Takita Sumter 
Professor, Chemistry

College of Arts and Sciences
(803) 323-4991 | Email 


Non-voting Members:

debra wingardMs. Debra J. Wingard
Senior Sponsored Program Administrator
USC Sponsored Awards Management 
(803) 777-4857 | Email

John ClarksonJohn Clarkson, MPH

Program Manager
(803) 216-3469

Grand PoobahCyndy Buckhaults

Manager for Communications, Public Relations and Finances

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SC INBRE is funded by grant P20GM103499 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health