Contact Us

Correspondence for the department may be sent to:
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
930 Campus Road, Vet Box 5
Ithaca, NY 14853


DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Deb Fowell

Deb Fowell, DPhil (PhD)
Professor of Immunology
djf273@cornell.edu

Jackie Creque

Jackie Creque
Assistant to the Department Chair
jackie.creque@cornell.edu

 
  • Support for Dept Chair including calendaring and initiatives such as the Friedman Center for Nutrition and Inflammation
  • Faculty Meetings
  • Faculty Performance Dialogs
  • Faculty Searches
  • Dossier & Promotion Packages
  • Department Webpages

ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Angela Downing

Angela Downing
Department Manager
ald26@cornell.edu


  • Overall management of Department operations
  • Supervise administrative and teaching support staff
  • Assist in all HR and Workday processes, such as hiring, promotion, reclassifications and reappointments
  • Onboarding and orientation for new students, faculty and staff
  • Oversight of academic programs and classes for University and NYSED compliance

Marissa Consalvi

Marissa Consalvi
Finance Manager
mlc339@cornell.edu


  • Overall management of Department finances
  • Grant management, monthly reporting and forecasting for individual faculty
  • Post award reporting such as NCE and budget modifications
  • Departmental Budget, capital asset inventory, space inventory, effort certification
  • Appointing graduate students and posting tuition and health insurance

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Karen Hollenbeck
Research Administrator
ksh10@cornell.edu


  • Grant Pre-award proposal prep for submission
  • Post award RPPR reports
  • Subaward/subcontracts set up
  • MTA/NFA guidance
  • Contract/Service Agreements
  • Post award account forecasting for select PIs

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Cindy Whittaker
Administrative Assistant
caw349@cornell.edu


  • General administrative support for the department
  • Seminars & Journal Club support
  • Equipment (billings, arrange for repairs/servicing, service contracts)
  • CVM building and lab access
    • Assign keys to office/lab space
    • Grant access to BSL 3 and confocal labs
  • Arrange travel and expense reports through Concur
  • Coordinating Department events

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TBD
MPS & Teaching Coordinator
TBD@cornell.edu


  • TBD

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TBD
Technician
TBD@cornell.edu


  • TBD


DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE & SUPPORT STAFF

MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES - VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY (MPS PROGRAM)
vetparasite-mps@cornell.edu

Dwight Bowman

Dwight Bowman, PhD
Professor of Parasitology, MPS Program Director
ddb3@cornell.edu

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TBD
MPS & Teaching Coordinator
TBD@cornell.edu

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Brian Downing
MPS Assistant & Captioner
bnd28@cornell.edu

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH) PROGRAM
cornellmph@cornell.edu

Gary Whittaker

Gary Whittaker, PhD
Professor of Virology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Concentration Chief
TBD@cornell.edu

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Yihong Li, DrPH, MPH, DDS
Senior Lecturer
TBD@cornell.edu

PROGRAM FOR ACHIEVING CAREER EXCELLENCE (PACE)
pace@cornell.edu

Cynthia Leifer

Cynthia Leifer, PhD
Professor of Immunology, PACE Program Director
cal59@cornell.edu

Hector Aguilar-Carreno

Hector Aguilar-Carreno, PhD
Associate Professor of Virology, PACE Program Director
ha363@cornell.edu

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Valerie Foster Githinji, PhD
PACE Program Coordinator
vef9@cornell.edu