Kent Duke

Kent Duke

Kent Duke

Kent Duke

Kent Duke

Kent Duke comes from a strong military background with 22 years’ experience as a logistician, 5 years in hazmat management and 10 years as a hazmat first responder. He then became a Government contractor for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) logistical and technical support activities on military installations throughout the United States, Japan and Korea. Currently Mr. Duke is the Operations technical and logistics support lead for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) CBRNE Response Team (CRT).

Kent is a history buff and former Civil War Reenactor who portrayed a Union Soldier in parades and small skirmish battles. He also taught the public about Civil War history as a living historian

Audrey Cerles

Audrey Cerles, MS

Audrey Cerles, MS

Audrey Cerles

Audrey Cerles, MS

Audrey Cerles graduated from Cornell in biological sciences with a concentration in microbiology and holds an MS in food safety from Michigan State University. Joining Gryphon in 2013, she has supported efforts in various fields, including risk assessments of emerging infectious diseases and emerging biotechnologies. She also worked on a vulnerability assessment of critical food additives and holds a special interest in food and agricultural safety and defense.

Audrey is a scuba diver interested in shipwrecks and marine megafauna. Despite diving alongside many sharks, she’s only ever been bitten by a damselfish.

Timothy Adams

Tim G. Adams, MS, CHP

Tim G. Adams, MS, CHP

Timothy Adams

Tim G. Adams, MS, CHP

Tim G. Adams, MS, CHP, is an experienced health physicist with a particular interest in developing models of radioactive and nuclear effects to inform national security and emergency response plans. With a BS in nuclear engineering from RPI and an MS in Radiation Health Physics from Oregon State University, he joined Gryphon in 2013 where he has investigated the consequences of radioactive fallout on critical industries, developed new models to assess the inhalation risk of radionuclides, and estimated the consequences of nuclear detonation on a variety of environments—projects all designed to improve the nation’s preparedness and response to radiological and nuclear events. Tim became a Certified Health Physicist (CHP) in 2019.

Tim is a self-professed “okay” cook (that others might describe differently), an avid biker, and has a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of the tv-series Futurama.

Andrew Burnham

Dr. Andrew Burnham

Dr. Andrew Burnham

Andrew Burnham

Dr. Andrew Burnham

Dr. Andrew Burnham is an infectious disease biologist who earned his PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Indiana University and completed a fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he worked on antiviral resistance of influenza viruses. His research focused on influenza B virus as well as H5N1 and emerging H7N9 influenza A viruses. Joining Gryphon in 2014, he has focused on collecting and analyzing human and animal surveillance and viral sequence data for infectious disease projects, most notably the NIH funded Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS).

Andrew collects vintage video games and is an amateur auto mechanic who can be found adventuring under the family’s cars or in pull-a-part car lots scavenging for replacement parts.