RT Staff and Contact Info

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Senior 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.


Director, Research Technologies
Alisa Kang 

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

With background in basic virology research and database management, Alisa is very passionate about providing IT support to enable research and helping transform data into knowledge.  

Alisa is an IT representative with the GUMC Research Committee and GUMC Faculty Development Committee. She is also the XSEDE Campus Champion for Georgetown.

Prior to joining GU, Alisa was with 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 and delivered IT solutions and project management.  Alisa worked at several startup biotech companies prior to joining NIBR.  

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.

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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 

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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.