People - Administrative Core

Pamela J. Lein, PhD

  • CounterACT Director & Professor, Molecular Biosciences
  • Administrative Core
  • Project 3
Pamela J. Lein has 25 years’ experience working in the fields of molecular and cellular neurobiology, neuropharmacology and neurotoxicology. Her research has focused on defining the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which growth factors, inflammatory mediators, pharmacological agents and environmental toxicants modulate neuronal connectivity and the impact of such changes on normal neurodevelopment and on the function of the mature brain.

Michael A. Rogawski, MD, PhD

  • CounterACT Associate Director & Professor, Neurology
  • Administrative Core
  • Project 2
Michael A. Rogawski is professor of neurology and a member of the Center for Neuroscience and the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group. His laboratory conducts cellular neurophysiological studies of ion channels, with a focus on the action of ion channel modulators used in the treatment of seizures and epilepsy.

Tracey Fernandez

  • Program Analyst
  • Administrative Core
  • Research & Education Core
Tracey Fernandez oversees the CounterACT finances, coordinates Center meetings and retreats, sets up seminars and workshops, assists with the preparation of progress reports and budgets, and is the main resource for all Center communications.

Suzette Smiley-Jewell, PhD

  • Scientific Program Manager
  • Administrative Core
  • Research & Education Core
Dr. Suzette Smiley-Jewell coordinates the Center's research projects and scientific cores to meet Center milestones, organizes Center educational activities, and helps investigators with their papers and reports. She has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology and is a Board Certified Editor of the Life Sciences.