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Office of Graduate Education

The Office of Graduate Education is available to assist students, faculty and other staff members with any matters related to our graduate education and research training programs.

We are located in room M134 of the Medical Sciences Building.



rowe_thomasAssociate Dean for Graduate Education
Thomas Rowe, Ph.D.
(352) 273-9421







Amy-6815Admissions and First Year Student Management
Amy Davis
(352) 273-8601







Brett-6808Student Services, Course Management, Fiscal, Web
Brett Looney
(352) 273-8602







James-6818Student Services, Course Management, Fiscal, Web
James Dean

(352) 273-8600

College of Medicine Administration

Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences Committees

Council of Academic Chairs

The Council of Academic Chairs consists of the College of Medicine basic science department chairpersons and the chair of the Oral Biology Department of the College of Dentistry, and is chaired by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education. This council advises the associate dean in overall policy decisions for the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, including policies that relate to education quality such as changes in the curriculum and enrollment of faculty from other Colleges into the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences. The council meets as required.

Yehia Daaka, Ph.D.
Anatomy & Cell Biology
James B. Flanegan, Ph.D.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Henry V. Baker, Ph.D.
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D.
Robert A. Burne, Ph.D.
Oral Biology
Michael J. Clare-Salzler, M.D.
Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine
Jeffrey Martens, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Charles E. Wood, Ph.D.
Physiology & Functional Genomics

Graduate Studies Committee

The Graduate Studies Committee is a panel of faculty that acts as the judicial board for students in the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences. This panel reviews student progress in courses, research, and professionalism and applies the regulations of the program and university to individual student cases. This panel also determines the status of students who wish to enter the program with advanced standing. This committee reports directly to the Associate Dean for Graduate Education.

Name Department Advanced Programs
Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
David Bloom, Ph.D. Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Immunology & Microbiology, Neuroscience, Genetics
Michael Pace Neuroscience Student Representative
Thomas Rowe, Ph.D. Pharmacology & Therapeutics Physiology & Pharmacology, Neuroscience
Susan Semple-Rowland, Ph.D. Neuroscience Neuroscience
Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D. (Chair) Radiation Oncology Physiology & Pharmacology