Steering committee

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 Institution)

Dr. Edie Goldsmith

Program Director

Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy

(803) 216-3809 | Email

Dr. Lucia Pirisi-Creek

Program Coordinator

Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

(803) 216-3419 | Email

Dr. Homayoun Valafar

Bioinformatics Core Director

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

(803) 777-2404 | Email

Dr. Wayne Carver

SC INBRE @ USC Institutional PI

Professor and Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Anatomy

(803) 733-3214 | Email

Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti

Vice President for Research, Carolina Distinguished Professor

(803) 777-5458 | Email

Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Roger Markwald

Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy

(803) 792-5891 | Email

Clemson University

Dr. Martine LaBerge

Professor and Chair of Bioengineering; Executive Director, CUBEInC

(864) 656-5557 | Email

Predominantly undergraduate Institutions

Claflin University

Dr. Angela Peters, Program Director

Vice Provost of Academic Programs; Professor of Chemistry

(803) 535-5447 | Email

Coastal Carolina University

Dr. Paul Richardson, Program Director

Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry and Physics

(843) 349-2598 | Email

College of Charleston

Dr. James Deavor, Program Director

Associate Dean, School of Sciences & Mathematics

(843) 953-8095 | Email

Converse College

Dr. Neval Erturk, Program Director

Professor of Biology and Chair of Biology, Chemistry & Physics Department

(864) 596-9210 | Email

Francis Marion University

Dr. Ann M. Stoeckmann, Program Director

Department of Biology

(843) 661-1399 | Email

Furman University

Dr. John Wheeler, Program Director

Associate Provost for Integrative Science

(864) 294-3371 | Email

Furman University

Dr. John Kaup

SC INBRE-sponsored Research Experiences for Teachers Coordinator, Coordinator of Science Education, Office of Integrative Research in the Sciences

(864) 294-3773 | Email

Presbyterian University

Dr. Giuseppe Gumina, Program Director

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Assistant Director of Research

(864) 938-3828 | Email

Presbyterian University

Dr. Stuart Gordon

Assistant Professor of Biology

(864) 833-8405 | Email

South Carolina State University

Dr. Judith Salley, Program Director

Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences

(803) 536-8876 | Email

South Carolina State University

Dr. Rahina Mahtab

Associate Professor, Chemistry Area Program Coordinator, Department of Biological & Physical Sciences

(803) 536-8876 | (803) 516-4536 | Email

USC Aiken

Dr. Bill Jackson, Program Director

Professor and Chair, Immunology, Department of Biology & Geology

(803) 641-3601 | Email

USC Aiken

Dr. Daren Timmons

Professor and Dean, College of Sciences and Engineering

(803) 641-3377 | Email

Winthrop University

Dr. Robin Lammi, Program Director

Professor, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

(803) 323-4946 | Email

Winthrop University

Dr. Jay Hanna

Professor, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

(803) 323-4933 | Email

Winthrop University

Dr. Takita Sumter

Professor, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

(803) 323-4991 | Email

Non-voting Members

  • Debra J. Wingard, Senior Sponsored Program Administrator, USC Sponsored Awards Management, (803) 777-4857, Email
  • John Clarkson, MPH, SC INBRE Program Manager, (803) 216-3469, Email
  • Cyndy Buckhaults, SC INBRE Communications Manager, (803) 546-4569, Email