Admin Staff

Kathleen Boaté

Operations Coordinator
(919) 681-6425

Kathleen manages the operations and renovations of the Department's building and space. She changed careers after eight years as an Executive Director of Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. She is a NC Licensed Assisted Living Administrator and a Qualified Dementia Care Specialist. She...

Muriel Canup

HR Departmental Manager I
919-684-8981

Muriel is responsible for the day-to-day management of personnel activities for the department in addition to payroll and recruitment. Before coming to Neurobiology, she worked at Duke for over four years in the Human Resources Information Center.  Prior to Duke, she worked as a staffing...

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Christie Flintosh

Grants and Contracts Administrator

Christie Flintosh originally started at Duke University in 2004 working for the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology.  She graduated from NC State University and left Duke in 2008 to teach middle school in Raleigh, NC.  She returned to Duke in 2011, again working for Pharmacology. ...

Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Grants and Contracts Administrator
(919) 684-2175

Terry manages pre-award and post-award portfolios for Neurobiology. When she started at Duke in 1994, she managed pre-award and post-award portfolios for all Neurobiology faculty for almost 7 years.  Thereafter, she became the business manager for the Center for Neuroengineering (a small center...

Jennifer Kornbluth

Jennifer Kornbluth

Grants and Contracts Administrator
(919) 681-6901

Jennifer manages the pre-award and post-award portfolios for Neurobiology, along with the administration of the Viral Vector Core. She worked as an Environmental Scientist, providing outreach and regulatory support to the EPA for 13 years before coming to Neurobiology.

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Danielle Pavoni

Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies
919-681-4243

Danielle coordinates the admissions process, assists students and faculty with course management and serves as a liaison between the graduate school and students. Before joining Neurobiology, she worked for eleven years with Duke School of Medicine in the Doctor of Medicine Program. 
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Dierdre Shipman

Program and Communications Coordinator
919-684-5121

A Duke employee since 2002, Dierdre coordinates the Neurobiology seminar programs, including the Broad seminars. She also manages and creates content for the department's website, weekly newsletter, and Twitter account @dukeneuro. Prior...

Sherri Tutor

Staff Assistant
(919) 684-0242

Sherri manages Buy@Duke, Concur travel expense reports, SAP reports and deposits. Sherri has worked at Duke since 1988. She has worked in many areas of the medical center including Howard Hughes Medical Institute and, most recently, the Duke Human Vaccine Institute...