Two RCA Staff Announce Retirement

Julie Sherwood, research compliance administrator, Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and Denise Roehl, industry engagement and intellectual property business coordinator, have both announced their retirement from NDSU.

Julie joined NDSU in 1990 as a veterinary and microbiological sciences research specialist and worked on various projects for 25 years including research on anaerobic bacteria, antibiotic resistance, and meat and produce food safety. She then worked in the serology lab within the NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. She helped more than 125 graduate and undergraduates students. In 2015 she joined RCA as the IBC Administrator, a role in which she helps ensure that NDSU research is compliant with federal regulations regarding research using recombinant or synthetic DNA, infectious agents and human blood, body fluids or tissues. Julie is also the administrator of the recently formed campus-wide conflict of interest committee (COIC).

“I have known Julie Sherwood since my grad school days in Microbiology,” said Julie’s supervisor, vice president of the Office for Research and Creative Activity Jane Schuh. “She has always been a person who is willing to go the extra mile to help others. Her research background has allowed the IBC to be a resource for many labs across campus, but her best asset has always been her wonderful personality.”

Denise joined NDSU in 2009 as an administrative secretary for the NDSU technology transfer office and NDSU Research Foundation. Since 2019, she has served as industry engagement and intellectual property business coordinator.

“For more than 11 years, Denise has been integral to the handling the administrative requirements associated with invention disclosures and patent prosecution for NDSU and the NDSU Research Foundation,” said executive director for industry engagement and intellectual property Jolynne R. Tschetter, Denise’s supervisor. “We will miss both her depth of knowledge and her calm and friendly demeanor. We wish Denise the best as she moves into this new chapter of her life.”

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