Internal Steering Committee

Rosalee Clawson, Ph.D

Professor of Political Science
Professor Clawson’s research focuses on American politics, especially public opinion; the mass media; the politics of race, class, and gender; and the ethical, legal, and social implications of technology. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the USDA. She is the Director of Diversity and Culture of Inclusion for Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification, ASPIRE NSF Engineering Research Center.
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Janice Evans, Ph.D

Professor and Department Head of Biological Sciences
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Sherry Harbin, Ph.D

Professor of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Basic Medical Sciences
Founder and CSO, GeniPhys
B.S., Biochemistry (Honors), Indiana University, 1987 M.S., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1989 PhD., Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Purdue University
Tissue Engineering/Biomaterials; Extracellular Matrix; Mechanotransduction; 3D Culture Systems; Bioimaging and Image Analysis
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Laurie Jaeger, Ph.D

Professor and Department Head of Basic Medical Sciences
B.S., Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University D.V. M., Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University Ph.D., Veterinary Anatomy, Purdue University
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Richard Kuhn, Ph.D

Krenicki Family Director of Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D)
The Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences
B.S., and Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry, The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Dr. Kuhn's research at Purdue has focused on the replication and assembly of the alphaviruses and the flaviviruses. Together with his structural biology colleagues including Michael Rossmann, he has been involved in many fundamental studies examining the structure and assembly of enveloped viruses, including the first structure of dengue virus. His focus continues to be in virus replication, virion assembly, pathogenesis, and host cell interactions using biochemical, genetic, and structural techniques. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was an American Society for Microbiology lecturer. He is the chair of the U.S. Panel on Viral Diseases of the US-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program at NIAID. Purdue honors include selection as a University Faculty Scholar from 2004-2009 and the Herbert Newby McCoy Award for Outstanding Research Contributions in 2008. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Virology (1996-present), Virology (2002-present), Viruses (2009-present), and is an editor (2012-2017) of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews and associate editor of PLoS Pathogens. He is the author of over 175 publications. His current positions are Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director, Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases. He served as Department Head of Biological Sciences from 2005-2016. He has served the ASV as Chair of the Education and Career Development Committee (2004-2006) and as Vice Chair (2012-2013) and Chair of the Program Committee (2014-2015).
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Shelley Macdermid Wadsworth, Ph.D

Department of Human Development and Family Studies
PhD, MS, and MBA, The Pennsylvania State University
My primary research interest is in the relationships between work conditions and family life. I have studied differences between small and large workplaces, how adults grow and develop as a result of their work experiences, and how different kinds of organizational policies make it easier or more difficult for workers to be successful at work and at home. In 1996, I became the Director of the Center for Families, and in that role have the opportunity to conduct research and engagement activities focused on helping individuals and organizations who serve families to do their work more effectively. In 2000, my work added a new direction when I began to conduct research about and for military families via the Military Family Research Institute.
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