- Director of Strategic Initiatives and Proposal Development
Dr. Mulfinger works with faculty and research offices across Penn State to identify strategic research priorities across the University, and facilitate research program development and coordinate faculty teams as they develop university-wide, multi-institution, interdisciplinary research proposals.
Lorraine has a broad and diverse background in grant development beginning with experiences as an NSF Fellow and NIH career development scientist. She served as a member of the tenured chemistry faculty at Juniata College for seven years, and she has served in research administrative roles in multiples college at Penn State. She earned her PhD in veterinary science with a biochemistry minor and her bachelor’s degree in microbiology.