HSLS Staff News

The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, and more.


Sri Chaparala, Lead Bioinformatics Specialist, and Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Director for Molecular Biology Information Services, co-authored the article:

Wood JA, Chaparala S, Bantang C, Chattopadhyay A, Wesesky MA, Kinchington PR, Nimgaonkar VL, Bloom DC, D’Aiuto L. RNA-Seq time-course analysis of neural precursor cell transcriptome in response to herpes simplex Virus-1 infection. J Neurovirol. 2024 Mar 13. doi: 10.1007/s13365-024-01198-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38478163.

Kelsey Cowles, Research and Instruction Librarian, co-authored the book chapter:

Health Misinformation Instruction for Medical Professionals and Students. 2024. Ian Roberts, Stacy Brody, Rachel Brill, and Kelsey Cowles. In Health Literacy and Libraries, Eds. Emily Vardell and Deborah Charbonneau. MLA Books.

Alyssa Young, Research and Instruction Librarian, co-authored the article:

Giles, K., & Young, A. (2024). Diversifying STEM Collections: Where We are Now and Future Considerations. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (105). https://doi.org/10.29173/istl2811


Michael Balkenhol, NNLM All of Us Program Center Engagement Coordinator, co-presented the session:

Balkenhol, M., Giffin, J., Williams, J., Gittemeier, O., & Lesniak, M. (April, 2024). One in a Million: Innovative Health Programs with the All of Us Research Program. Public Library Association (PLA) 2024 Conference. Columbus, OH.


Dominick Caimano has been promoted to Web Applications Developer. He joined HSLS as a Systems Administrator in 2023. His new role continues his work and significant contributions to the Knowledge Integration team, where he develops and enhancing web applications to meet the evolving needs of HSLS.