Graduate Council


Chair:

Mark Schmitt, PhD
Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Contact:

Ms. Jennifer Brennan @ 464-4543
Office of the Dean
College of Graduate Studies
Room 3122, Weiskotten Hall

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology:

Patricia Kane, PhD (Chair)
Xin Jie Chen, PhD

Cell & Developmental Biology:

Joseph Sanger, PhD (Chair)
Christopher Turner, PhD

Microbiology & Immunology:

Steven Taffet, PhD (Interim-Chair)
Jennifer Moffat, PhD

Neuroscience:

Barry Knox, PhD (Chair)
Francesca Pignoni, PhD

Physiology:

Barry Knox, PhD (Chair)
Rick Matthews, PhD

Pharmacology:

Richard Wojcikiewicz, PhD (Interim-Chair)
Ying Huang, PhD

MD/PhD Program:

Steven Youngentob, PhD
Andras Perl, MD/PhD

Administration:

Mark Schmitt, PhD, Dean, COGS
David Duggan, Dean, COM
Jennifer Martin Tse, Registrar
Julie White, PhD, Dean, Student Affairs

GFO Officers:

Daniel Ts'o, PhD, Chair, GFOM
Michael Cosgrove, PhD, Vice Chair, GFO

Charge/Function:

The Graduate Council shall be advisory to the Dean as follows:

  1. to review/approve proposals submitted by Departmental Chairpersons/Program Directors and/or other members of the Council for the establishment, modification or deletion of courses and programs leading to the doctoral or master's degree;
  2. to recommend, in accordance with Article III, Section 1, those persons who are qualified for membership in the Graduate Faculty Organization, and to annually review the membership list with the purpose of keeping it current in accordance with the provisions of Article III, Section 1;
  3. to establish minimum qualifications and requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies and for admission to candidacy for the doctorate or master's degrees; but this shall not impair the right of individual departments/programs to make additional requirements of applicants for admission to and continuance in the various departments/programs;
  4. to establish rules and procedures governing the student's progress toward the doctorate or master's and to review each student's progress in that regard;
  5. to perform such other duties as may be requested by the Dean in the exercise of his/her administrative responsibilities.

Related Standing Committees/Subcommittees/Ad hoc committees/Task Force:

None