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Graduate Council


  • Sydney Murphy (Dean) (C) 
  • Hanna Broome (MD-PhD) (Chief Student Affairs Officer; Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Recruitment) ex officio
  • Audra Schaefer (Clinical Anatomy) (Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs) ex officio
  • Angela Duck (Nursing)
  • Amol Janorkar (Biomedical Materials Science)
  • Bettye Sue Hennington (Biochemistry Certificate)
  • Brian Akerley (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Candace Howard (PhD Biomedical Sciences - Imaging Track)
  • Christopher Spankovich (Audiology)
  • Denise Cornelius (Clinical Investigation)
  • Edgar Meyer (MS Biomedical Sciences)
  • Eric George (Physiology & Biophysics)
  • Eric Vallender (Neuroscience)
  • George Booz (Experimental Therapeutics & Pharmacology)
  • Jan Williams (Experimental Therapeutics & Pharmacology)
  • Joshua Speed (Physiology & Biophysics)
  • Katie Hall (Nursing)
  • Kevin Freeman (PhD Biomedical Sciences - Neurobehavioral Sciences Track)
  • Larry McDaniel (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Michael Hebert (Cell and Molecular Biology)
  • Paula Warrington (Neuroscience)
  • Susana Salazar Marocho (Biomedical Sciences)


The committee's charge is to establish admission requirements for the graduate program; to establish guidelines for scholastic requirements; to establish eligibility of faculty members for appointment to the Graduate Faculty; to establish policies for the formation of student advisory committees; to determine a student's eligibility for admission to candidacy for a degree; to meet periodically to review academic and research requirements for master's and doctoral programs; to determine dissertation and thesis formats and the mechanisms for administering the final oral examinations; to participate in the implementation of new degree requirements; and to revise and/or eliminate obsolete procedures.

Meeting schedule

  • December 13, 2022