I am currently the lab manager and administrative coordinator for the Bellen lab in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.
With respect to grant management, I collect and submit grant proposals and progress reports to the NIH (ASSIST, eRA Commons) and private foundations. I perform internal administrative pre- and post-award activities. I liaise with the departmental grants contact and the BCM Sponsored Programs office as well as with subcontractors to coordinate grant submission and invoicing.
With respect to laboratory management, I order supplies and equipment and participate in equipment maintenance and repair together with Zhongyuan (Zach) Zuo. I negotiate with vendors to obtain best pricing and discounts. I set up recurring orders, process purchase orders, invoices and reimbursement requests. I also send stocks and reagents to many Drosophila labs. I will soon help in the submission of IRB protocols, organize databases, and participate in equipment inventory.