Meet the Team

Our investigators, research nurses and coordinators are experienced in all phases of vaccine clinical trials from first-in-human Phase I studies through Phase IV post-marketing studies.

Richard Rupp, MD

Director/Principal Investigator

Lemuel Aigbivbalu, MD


Megan Berman, MD


Laura Porterfield, MD


Diane Barrett, MS, CCRP

Operations Manager

Cori Burkett, PA-C


Gerianne Casey, RN

Research Nurse

Robert Cox, RN

Research Nurse

Kellie Donahoo, RN

Research Nurse

Li Li, BS

Research Associate

Amy McMahan, LVN

Research Nurse

Kristin Pollock, RN, CCRP

Research Nurse

Diane Merkle, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator