Change in MCB Graduate Program Leadership

Associate Professor Tricia Serio has stepped down as Director of the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry (MCB) Graduate Program. Tricia served as Director of Graduate Studies for this interdepartmental PhD program since 2009. During this time, Tricia spearheaded important curricular innovations, helped to develop a new graduate curricular track in functional and computational genetics and served as co-PI on the successful renewal of the MCB Training Grant. She also developed a mentoring program to support MCB graduate students in preparation and submission of external fellowships and was honored in 2010 with the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate and Postdoctoral Teaching and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences.

Tricia has been a dedicated mentor and champion of rigorous graduate training. We thank her for her service and congratulate her on a job well done.

We welcome Associate Professor Arthur Salomon who has been appointed as Director of the MCB Graduate Program to replace Tricia. Professor Judith Bender will continue as Co-Director. Both Art and Judith are experienced and dedicated graduate trainers and we look forward to working with them to advance the Division’s training and research missions.

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