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Heather Felton
Dept. Administrator
Volen 209, MS 013

Maryanna Aldrich
Academic Administrator
Bassine 119, MS 008

Quyen Chu
Dept. Coordinator

Judy Heinrich
Web Coordinator
Volen 206, MS 013

Jessica Maryott
Academic Administrator
Bassine 119, MS 008

Carla Morrison
Sr. Grants Coordinator
Bassine 119, MS 008

Amanda Rochette
Personnel and Grants Assistant Manager
Volen 206, MS 013

Carolyn Signore
Sr. Accounting Asst.
Bassine 119, MS 008

Jean Wong
Department Coordinator
Bassine 119, MS 008


The following is a brief description of the duties of the staff that support the Biology Department Academic and Research programs. You may find this useful in deciding who to ask for help!

Maryanna Aldrich is responsible for:

  • oversight of the Life Sciences graduate students, including their recruitment, payroll, health insurance and academic progress

Jessica Maryott is responsible for:

  • oversight of the Biology and Neuroscience undergraduate student programs
  • non-exempt staff and student payrolls
  • the weekly Biology Bulletin

Jean Wong is responsible for:

  • monitoring and tracking all encumbrances and expenditures of  Biology Faculty Training Grants and University accounts as well as Departmental accounts
  • reimbursements.

Quyen Chu is responsible for:

  • undergraduate hiring, chart string changes, and terminations
  • weekly payroll and time sheets (inclusive of UGs and staff)
  • keys and card access
  • seminar listings
  • room reservations
  • additional Biology Front office tasks

Maryanna, Quyen and Jean can also provide other administrative support such as assistance with copy and print jobs, issuance of keys and swipe access, room reservations, data projectors, etc

Paula Shelly is responsible for:

  • postdoctoral appointment and reappointment paperwork
  • assisting with lab staff hiring, termination, and change forms

Carla Morrison and Carolyn Signore are responsible for:

  • monitoring all grant accounts
  • tracking all encumbrances and expenditures on a daily basis for all Biology faculty sponsored accounts

Please remember that Ann or Carolyn need to sign the following forms before submission for processing:

  • Requistion for Supplies and Services
  • Payment requests

Amanda Rochette is responsible for:

  • Managing the personnel oversight of the Biology Department and Neuroscience Program
  • Assisting with lab staff/postdoc hiring, termination, and change forms
  • Administering the post-award oversight of all individual fellowships and training grants including account set-up, tracking encumbrances / expenditures, monthly reconciliation, and close out of grant accounts
  • Lead project manager for implementation of a new grant accounting shadow system for the University

Judy Heinrich is responsible for:

  • Website creation and maintenance
  • Coordination of graduate recruitment visit days
  • Coordination of annual Volen Retreat and special events
  • Special projects requiring website and database creation

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