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Contact Information

Information for mentors, applicants, and research participants

All questions may be directed to  Please be specific with the nature of your request so we can connect you with the appropriate person/office.


Michael DuPont (PM, 865-243-0958) and Justina Conena (PS, 865-253-0507)
Pacific West Area -
Midwest Area -

Megan Morris (PM, 865-243-7782) and Janeen Pointer (SPS, 865-253-1535)
Northeast Area -
Southeast Area -

Sherry Painter (PM, 865-606-0236) and Janeen Pointer (SPS, 865-253-1535)
Plains Area -
ARS-Headquarters -
SCINet Program -
CERCA Program -

If you have a Travel-related question…

ORISE Travel Central Website
Phone (865) 576-6500
Fax (865) 574-6563

If you have an Immigration-related question…



The ARS Research Participation Program is managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) through an agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).