The Administrative Core (Core A) provides a robust infrastructure and communication network that promotes program faculty interactions and data dissemination to achieve the overall short- and long-term goals of the research program. Core A is the prime decision-making body for the program. Core A provides guidance and leadership on administrative and financial matters; facilitates communication among the research groups, cores and NIAID; promotes scientific interactions, data sharing and discussions; disseminates information to the scientific community and public; and ensures regulatory compliance and safety. Core A is charged with coordinating all joint activities of the Program by achieving the four specific aims:
Program Manager: Rachel Graham received her Ph.D. in 2006 from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she studied proteolytic processing and replication in coronavirus infections. From there, she transitioned to a postdoctoral fellowship and has continued as a research associate in Ralph Baric’s laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying coronavirus pathogenesis and viral emergence. She has more than decade of experience studying the replication, pathogenesis, cellular biology, and genetics of coronavirus infections.