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Administrative Staff

Brian Allen

Brian Allen

Senior Buyer

Brian procures equipment, supplies and services for the department in accordance with University guidelines as well as state and federal procurement laws.

brian.allen@biochem.utah.edu

801-581-2447

Cassie Connell

Cassie Connell

Grants and Contracts Officer

Cassie provides financial support for the department by monitoring spending at a detailed level to ensure financial and grant compliance. She also assists faculty with Post-Award reporting requirements, advises on account spending plans, reconciles final financial reports, and provides an assortment of other financial assistance to Department Faculty and Staff as needed.

cassie.connell@biochem.utah.edu

801-583-3218

Heidi Johnson

Heidi Johnson

Storekeeper

Heidi receives all of the incoming packages and distributes them to labs of Biochemistry and Pathology. She is also responsible for monitoring the inventory of the Biochemistry Stockroom.

heidi.johnson@biochem.utah.edu

801-213-2279

Jared Kirby

Jared Kirby

Administrative Manager

Jared directs daily business operations, formulates the department annual budget, and manages sponsored projects. He also oversees HR including payroll, faculty recruitment, and administrative staff recruitment and retention.

jared.kirby@biochem.utah.edu

801-581-4223

Ashley Larsen

Ashley Larsen

Administrative Assistant

Ashley provides administrative support to Wes Sundquist and his lab.

801-585-5490

Rachel Merrill

Rachel Merrill

Business Systems Analyst Sr

Rachel facilitates process and workflow improvement, integrates and implements new systems and consults on their development, creates and maintains database solutions to support department needs not met by existing systems, and assists in trainee recruitment by developing a strong web presence for the department and its laboratories.

rachel@biochem.utah.edu

801-585-9825

Amity Mower

Amity Mower

Administrative Program Coordinator

Amity coordinates the Biochemistry graduate program, faculty recruitment and FARA, and Development activities; and assists with departmental HR matters.

amity.mower@biochem.utah.edu

801-585-2555

Thanh (Brandon) Trieu

Thanh (Brandon) Trieu

Senior Accountant

Brandon provides financial analysis support, processes new hires, I-9 submissions/updates, visa applications, educational trainee payments, postdoc NRSA level tracking and assists with Kronos/payroll inquiries.   Purchasing card reallocator and UShop approver, also requests GFA approval for new activities and projects.  Submits core facility work authorizations, billings/invoices, cost transfers and journal entries needed per management report review or request.  Provides chartfield information as needed and reviews/approves financial documents.

brandon.trieu@biochem.utah.edu

801-581-2407