Admin Staff

Melissa Segal

Melissa Segal

Senior Business Manager
(919) 684-1568

Melissa manages the operations of Neurobiology, including finances, personnel, facilities, grants, human resources, and general administration. She is also the lead of the Neurobiology Diversity and Inclusion Committee and an active member of the School of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion...

Kathleen Boaté

Kathleen Boaté

Operations Coordinator
(919) 681-6425

Kathleen manages the operations and renovations of the Department's building and space. She also handles the administration for the Viral Vector Core. She changed careers after eight years as an Executive Director of Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. She is a NC Licensed Assisted...

Jennifer Dostert

Jennifer Dostert

Grants and Contracts Administrator
(919) 684-5121

Jennifer manages the pre-award and post-award portfolios for Neurobiology. Prior to joining Duke, she worked in research administration at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LaDonna Huseman

LaDonna Huseman

Director of Graduate Studies Assistant
(919) 681-4243

LaDonna coordinates the admissions process, assists students and faculty with course management and serves as a liaison between the graduate school and students. Prior to joining Duke, she worked in research administration at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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 for all Neurobiology faculty.  For the past 16 years, she was the Business Manager for the Center for Neuroengineering (a small center – Neurobiology/...

Jennifer Kornbluth

Jennifer Kornbluth

Program and Communications Coordinator
(919) 681-6901

Jennifer coordinates the Neurobiology seminar program, including the Broad seminars. She also manages the website and other communications needs for the department. She worked as an Environmental Scientist, providing outreach and regulatory support to the EPA for 13 years before coming to...

Jenise Taylor

Jenise Taylor

Staff and Fiscal Assistant
(919) 684-0242

Jenise manages travel and expense reports, line item reports, deposits, and Buy@Duke. Prior to joining Neurobiology, she worked as an accounting specialist for University Development. She is a graduate of Shaw University and has a Master’s Degree in Business...

Darla Wherry

Darla Wherry

HR Admin
(919) 684-8981

Darla is responsible for the day-to-day management of personnel activities for the department in addition to payroll and Faculty recruitment. She has worked at Duke for three years, first as a Lead Staff Assistant in the Cornea Division at the Duke Eye Center, and more recently as an HR...