Our Staff

Office Staff

Ethel White
Business Services Coordinator
(252) 744-2678
Sherelle Deniece Hunt

Administrative Support Specialist
(252) 744-2675


Professional Research Staff

Kristen Register Carraway
  • Grew up in Kinston, NC but moved to Winterville from Swansboro, NC.
  • Campbell University for Biology and ECU for Teaching
  • Research Focus: (Dr. Mansfield's Lab)
Li-Pin Koa and Miki Kassai
  • Research Focus: (Dr. Cabot's Lab)
Anita DeSantis
  • Research Focus: (Dr. Zeczycki's Lab)
Kristen Hall
  • Born and raised in Kinston, NC.
  • Received a BS in Biology from East Carolina University.
  • Research Focus: (Dr. Schwalbe's Lab)
Jenna Hoffman
  • Raised in NJ
  • BS in Biochemistry from Loyola University Maryland
  • Research Focus: mRNA Translational Control (Dr. Keiper's Lab)
Christopher McCloud
  • Born in Grand Forks, ND but raised in Fayetteville, NC after some time overseas
  • Received a B.S. in Animal Science from NC State University
  • Research Focus:Molecular mechanism of transcription as catalyzed byE. coli RNA polymerase (Dr. Johnson's Lab)
Fanrong Yao
  • Grew up in Weinan, Shaanxi province, China, moved to Winterville from Fargo, ND
  • Degrees in School of Medicine, Xi’ an Jiaotong University
  • Research Focus: Molecular biology of gene regulation (Dr. Shewchuk's Lab)

Li Zhu

  • Born and grew up in Jiangsu, China
  • Georgia State University for Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
  • Research Focus: Regulation of Striated and Smooth Muscle Contraction (Dr. Chalovich's Lab)