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Office of the Director

Peter J.A. Davies, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Phone: 713-677-7440

Director and Professor,
Center for Translational Cancer Research
Phone: 713-677-7474

To schedule an appointment, please contact:

Mattie Hernandez

Assistant to the Director
Phone: 713-677-7716

Peter Davies


Kellie D. Garrett-Ekeland, M.B.A.

Associate Director of Administration
Phone: 713-677-7435

Kellie Ekeland

Director's Office Staff

Jennifer Cain
Program Manager
Phone: 713-677-7567

Sherrie Cravy
Business Administrator
Phone: 713-677-7502

Jon Meyers, BS, BA
Program Coordinator - Pre-Award
Phone: 713-677-7751

Efren Pena

Efren Pena, MBA
Project Manager
Phone: 713-677-7477

Dax Swinke

Dax L. Swinke, MBA, MHA
Program Coordinator - Post Award
Phone: 713-677-7442

Centers & Programs' Administrative Staff

Olivia Cabrera

Olivia Cabrera
Administrative Associate
Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases
Phone: 713-677-7553

Mary Cole
Administrative Associate
Program for Animal Resources
Phone: 713-677-7745


Cindy Lewis
Program Coordinator
Graduate Student Program
Phone: 713-677-7612

Denelle Orellana

Denelle Orellana
Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Center for Translational Cancer Research
Phone: 713-677-7474

Linda Saenz

Linda Saenz
Administrative Coordinator 
Center for Epigenetics & Disease Prevention
Phone: 713-677-7522

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