BMS Administration

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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.

Admissions Coordinator

Amy Davis

Recruitment & Admissions, First-Year Students, Student Records, Web Management

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Administrative Coordinator

Brett Looney

First-Year Students, Course Management, Fiscal Management, Web/Social Media Management

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College of Medicine Administration

BMS 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

council member

Jennifer Hunt, MD

Department Chair, Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine

council member

Charles Wood, PhD

Department Chair, Physiology and Functional Genomics

BMS Coordinators committee

The BMS Coordinator Committee is made up of the Coordinators of the Advanced Programs, and chaired by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education. The BMS Coordinator Committee meets on a monthly basis (usually the fourth Thursday) to deliberate matters pertaining to BMS graduate program such as curriculum, rules and regulations, and finances.

NameDepartmentBMS Concentration
Maria Zajac-KayeAnatomy and Cell BiologyCancer Biology (MSA)
Dietmar Siemann, PhDRadiation OncologyCancer Biology (MSA)
Jorg Bungert, PhDBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSB)
Matt Merritt, PhDBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSB)
Peggy Wallace, PhDMolecular Genetics & MicrobiologyGenetics
Lei Zhou, PhDMolecular Genetics & MicrobiologyGenetics
Jose Lemos, PhDOral BiologyOral Biology
David Ostrov, PhDPathology, Immunology & Laboratory MedicinePathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
Scott Tibbetts, PhDMolecular Genetics & MicrobiologyGenetics
Alex Ishov, PhDAnatomy and Cell BiologyAnatomy and Cell Biology
Bill Dunn, PhDAnatomy and Cell BiologyAnatomy and Cell Biology
Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, PhDNeuroscienceNeuroscience
Ben Giasson, PhDNeuroscienceNeuroscience
Jeff Harrison, PhDPharmacology & TherapeuticsPharmacology and Therapeutics
Andrew Liu, PhDPhysiology and Functional GenomicsPhysiology and Functional Genomics
Kelly HealyGSO- BMS Student RepresentativesGraduate Student Organization
Simi OgundareGSO- BMS Student RepresentativesGraduate Student Organization

bms 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.

NameDepartment
Alejandro Albizu, B.S.Student GSO representative
David Bloom, PhDMolecular Genetics and Microbiology
Laurence Morel, PhDPathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
Sue Semple-Rowland, PhDNeuroscience
Dietmar Siemann, PhDRadiation Oncology
Glenn Walter, PhDPhysiology and Functional Genomics
Tom Rowe, PhD (de facto member)Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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