Huck Executive Team

This group meets weekly to steer day-to-day operations of the Huck Institutes; to develop policy, strategy and tactics; and to engage in perpetual “horizon scanning.” The team is comprised of the Huck Institutes’ director, five academics appointed by the director, and our director of administration. 

Andrew Read

Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology; Eberly Professor of Biotechnology

James Marden

Associate Director of Operations, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Biology

Troy Ott

Associate Director for Graduate Education, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Reproductive Physiology

Vivek Kapur

Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Huck Distinguished Chair in Global Health; Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Connie Rogers

Associate Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Associate Professor; Broadhurst Career Development Professor for the Study of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Kimberly Ripka

Director of Administration