RT Staff and Contact Info

New steve Pic Director, Research Technologies
Associate, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center                                                                                                                                                                            Stephen Moore 
Phone: 202-687-5420 
E-mail: moores@georgetown.edu

Steve was a Co-PI on a 2015 National Science Foundation grant (with Ardoth Hassler, PI, and Clay Shields, Co-PI) NWIRED - Network Innovation for Research and Education at Georgetown: Science DMZ and Cloud Services. Awarded Amount:  $452,373.00. He is also an Associate with the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and an IT representative with the GUMC Research Committee.

A Georgetown employee since 1976, Steve worked in the Department of Physiology and the Office of the Dean of Research to support basic research and advanced technology services. He transferred from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) to UIS in 2000 to co-create the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) division with the Chief Information Officer to increase computational resources at Georgetown.

As ARC Director, Steve implemented Georgetown's first Computational Core Facility. ARC was profiled in the 2006 Educause Center for Applied Research Case Study "A Collaborative IT Support Model for Research at Georgetown University" by Judith A. Pirani (EDUCAUSE) and Donald Z. Spicer (University System of Maryland).

With publications in scientific and trade publications including Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Circulation, Anesthesia, SRA Journal, Georgetown Medical Bulletin, Washingtonian Magazine, and Rolling Stone, he has also coauthored three biographies. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Maryland, and a Professional Manager's Certificate from Georgetown University.

Kang_picAssociate Director and Solution Architect, UIS
Senior Bioinformatics Analyst, Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics
Alisa Kang 

Phone: 202-687-5156    |    E-mail: alisa.kang@georgetown.edu

Before joining Research Technologies, Alisa worked as a Senior Oracle DBA in UIS for six years. There, she made critical contributions to the successful infrastructure design and implementation of the Banner student system, Banner ODS reporting system, Degreeworks, and Touchnet.

Prior to joining GU, Alisa was with the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Inc. (NIBR), the research arm of  Novartis International AG. She managed NIBR's research databases in the U.S. and worked on forging alignment of IT and research objectives of departments of Oncology, Infectious Disease, and Models of Disease Center, and delivered IT solutions and project management. Alisa also worked at start-up biotech companies such as Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cereon Genomics, a subsidiary of Monsanto-Pharmacia, and Genetic Therapy Inc., a Novartis Company. Beginning in the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology Dept. at China’s Tsinghua University, Alisa earned her first B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University, a second B.S. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. in Microbiology/Genetics from Duke University.

RT Zapple pic Senior Systems Analyst
Dave Zapple,
Phone: 202-687-2958 
Email: zappled@georgetown.edu

Dave began his career as a US Air Force First Special Operations Wing (SOW). With robotics, machinist, and HVAC training, Dave came to GU in 1987 to network and support the first computer lab at Dahlgren Library in the Medical Center. He next co-created the Georgetown MedNetwork regulatory information system with the first Dean of Research, Dr. Alan Faden, Dr. Ken Dretchen, and Steve Moore. Also at that time, Dave began a long career in designing and fabricating custom Medical Research instrumentation driven by micro-controlers. He has publications in Nature Protocols, Journal of Neurotrama, and Neurobiology of Disease. He came to UIS in 2000 to co-create the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) division. Today, Dave develops instrumentation for Dr. Mark Burns, Dept. of Neuroscience, GUMC,  the Shock Trauma Lab at U-MD. Dave's custom-fabricated instrumentation was critical to the success of  a first-of-its-kind study, published in the March 2016 issue of American Journal of Pathology 

Di liu  IT Program Manager
  Di Liu,

  Phone: 202-687-1846
  Email: Di.Liu@georgetown.edu

 Di began his career as a software developer at an IT consulting company for government projects, have participated in several projects including infrastructure information management system and IT compliance system. Prior to joining GU, Di was with Willis Towers Watson. He developed and managed company’s Information Lifecycle Management system along with stake holders and product vendors. He also initiated and leaded the corporate IT applications performance testing over an enhanced technology to deliver better customized results with a lower budget. Di came to UIS Research Technology in 2016 to help with GU-PASS project.