Drew Mark 

Mark Drew, PhD

Program Director

Dr. Mark Drew is an Assistant Professor in The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Director of Graduate Education for the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity. He earned his PhD in Biological Chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and carried out his post-doctoral research in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute funded laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Amy Kennedy 

Amy Kennedy

Program Coordinator

Amy Kennedy began working for the College of Medicine in 2015 and joined the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity in 2019 as the Assistant to the Department Chair. In addition to her core responsibilities, Amy plays a pivotal role in managing various administrative aspects of the Master of Science in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program. She schedules and oversees all MI&I courses, ensuring a smooth academic experience for students. Amy actively contributes to the Graduate Studies Committee, where her insights enhance the department’s academic initiatives. As a co-chair of the department’s DEI Committee, she collaborates with colleagues to foster an inclusive environment and promote equity. Amy is an enthusiastic participant in the Networking, Health, and Wellness committee, is a Buckeye Wellness Innovator, and a certified Mental Health First Aid Responder. Her engagement in these areas reflects her genuine concern for the well-being of both students and staff. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Amy was honored as one of the twelve staff members at Ohio State University who received the Distinguished Staff Award in 2022.

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