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Primary SPIRE Administrative Team

Advisory Committee

Faculty members from our partner institutions:
Dr. Tim Champion, Chair, Natural Science & Mathematics, Johnson C. Smith University
Dr. Robert Poage, Professor, Biology, Univ North Carolina at Pembroke
Dr. Maria Pereira, Associate Professor, Biology, Univ North Carolina at Pembroke
Dr. Roy Coomans, co-Chair, Biology, North Carolina A&T State University

Former SPIRE Scholars who have faculty positions at one of our partner institutions:
Dr. Alexa Rosypal, Professor, Natural Science & Mathematics, Johnson C Smith University
Dr. Checo Rorie, co-Chair, Associate Professor, Biology, North Carolina A&T State University
Dr. Antonio Baines, Associate Professor, Biology, North Carolina Central University
Dr. Conner Sandefur, Assistant Professor, Biology, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Faculty members from UNC Chapel Hill:
Dr. Paul Dayton, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Peggy Cotter, Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Dr. Karin Pfennig, Professor, Biology