Administrative Team

The Brain Institute administrative staff develops and sustains collaborations between neuroscientists in Utah, and works under the guidance of the Brain Institute USTAR investigators, an advisory committee, and University of Utah senior leadership.

Brain Institute Administrative Team

John A. White, Ph.D.

John A. White, Ph.D.
Executive Director
USTAR Professor of Bioengineering
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Sets scientific, administrative, and outreach goals, and facilitates interactions with academic and corporate collaborators, policymakers, and community partners.

Amy J. Davis, Ph.D.

Amy J. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Director
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Manages Brain Institute daily operations, and works with the executive director and internal investigators on strategic research development to secure a diverse extramural funding base for institute research initiatives.

Julie Kiefer, Ph.D.

Julie Kiefer, Ph.D.
Research Communications Specialist
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Oversees multimedia communications among institute scientists and collaborators, and between scientists and the public. Her duties include website management and public relations.

Margaret Tennant

Margaret Tennant
Manager
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Acts as business and financial manager for both the Brain Institute and the Nano Institute of Utah. She is also human resources coordinator, and oversees post-award grant management.

 
Last Updated: 5/16/14