Our Ph.D. Program                                        Governance

OUR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

Dr. Zach Adelman
Program Chair – Genetics and Genomics Ph.D. Program
Professor, Texas A&M Agrilife Research Fellow, Texas A&M Presidential Impact Fellow

Isabel Caballero, PhD

Dr. Isabel Caballero
Administrative Coordinator
Outreach Chair
Genetics and Genomics Ph.D. Program

Tamara Ospina-Vega

Tamara Ospina-Vega
Program Coordinator II
Genetics and Genomics Ph.D Program

Ximena Paez-Colasante, PhD

Dr. Ximena Paez-Colasante
Associate Director
Genetics and Genomics Ph.D. Program
Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Genetics and Genomics
Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (TIGSS)
Texas A&M Center for Environmental Health Research (TiCER)

David Threadgill, PhD

Dr. David Threadgill
Past Chair – Genetics and Genomics Ph.D. Program
University Distinguished Professor
Tom and Jean McMullin Chair, Genetics
Director, Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society

Find Us

Mailstop:  2128 TAMU
Address: 300 Olsen Blvd. Room 109A
College Station, TX, 77843 – 2128
Telephone:  +1 979 458-2284
Email: genesec@tamu.edu

GOVERNANCE

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Zachary Adelman (Chair), Entomology (COALS)
  • Dr. Isabel Caballero, Administrative Coordinator
  • Dr. Jessica Galloway Peña, Veterinary Pathobiology (SVMBS)
  • Dr. Luis René García, Biology (CAS)
  • Dr. William Murphy, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (SVMBS)
  • Dr. Michael Polymenis, Biochemistry and Biophysics (COALS)
  • Dr. Weston Porter, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (SVMBS)
  • Dr. Gregory Reeves, Chemical Engineering (ENG)
  • Dr. Matt Sachs, Biology (CAS)
  • Dr. Raquel Sitcheran, Molecular and Cellular Medicine (SOM)
  • Dr. David Threadgill, Molecular and Cellular Medicine (SOM)
  • Dr. Ximena Paez-Colasante, Associate Director
  • Tamara Ospina-Vega, Program Coordinator II
  • Michael McGill, GGSA President
  • Serina Taluja, GGSA Vice-President
Genetics Executive Committee
Genetics Recruiting Committee

Admissions Committee

  • Dr. Jessica Galloway Peña (Chair), Veterinary Pathobiology (SVMBS)
  • Dr. Isabel Caballero, Administrative Coordinator
  • Dr. Adam Case, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (SOM)
  • Dr. Zhilei Chen, Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology (SOM)
  • Dr. Shauna Clark, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (SOM)
  • Dr. Tracy Clement, Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology (SVMBS)
  • Dr. Jorge Cruz-Reyes, Biochemistry and Biophysics (COALS)
  • Dr. Jerome Menet, Biology  (CAS)
  • Dr. Kevin Myles, Entomology (COALS)
  • Dr. Sakiko Okumoto, Soil and Crop Sciences (COALS)
  • Dr. Gregory Reeves, Chemical Engineering (ENG)
  • Dr. Jim Song, Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology (SOM)
  • Dr. Jun Wang, Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics (SOM)
  • Tamara Ospina-Vega, Program Coordinator II
  • Ana Velasquez, GGSA Recruitment Officer

Awards Committee

  • Dr. Matt Sachs (Chair), Biology (CAS)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Cirillo, Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology (SOM)
  • Dr. William Murphy, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (SVMBS)
  • Dr. David Riley, Animal Science (COALS)
  • Brittni Ming-Whitfield, GGSA Representative
Genetics Awards Committee
Genetics Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee

The Executive Committee now handles all curriculum issues.

Advising Committee

  • Dr. Zach Adelman (Chair), Entomology (COALS)
  • Dr. Isabel Caballero, Administrative Coordinator
  • Tamara Ospina-Vega, Program Coordinator II
  • Ramiah Vickers, GGSA Representative
Genetics Advising Committee
Genetics Seminar Committee

G2 Seminar Committee

  • Dr. Weston Porter (Chair), Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (SVMBS)
  • Sandra LaBonte, GGSA Seminar Chair
  • Tamara Ospina-Vega, Program Coordinator II
  • Dr. Vytas Bankaitis, Molecular and Cellular Medicine (SOM)
  • Dr. Zhilei Chen, Microbial Pathogenesis & Immunology (SOM)
  • Dr. Vishal Gohil, Biochemistry and Biophysics (AG)
  • Dr. Rajesh Miranda, Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics (SOM)
  • Dr. William Murphy, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (SVMBS)
  • Dr. Kristin Patrick, Microbial Pathogenesis & Immunology (SOM)
  • Dr. Loren Skow, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (SVMBS)

Membership Committee

  • Dr. Luis René García (Chair), Biology (CAS)
  • Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar, Biomedical Engineering (ENG)
  • Dr. Kayla Bayless, Molecular and Cellular Medicine (SOM)
  • Dr. Luis Hurtado, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (COALS)
  • Dr. Nancy Ing, Animal Science (COALS)
  • Dr. Mariana Mateos, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (COALS)
  • Dr. Vlad Panin, Biochemistry and Biophysics (COALS)
  • Tamara Ospina-Vega, Program Coordinator II
  • Aravindh Nagarajan, GGSA Representative
Genetics Membership Committee
Outreach Committee

Outreach Committee

  • Dr. Isabel Caballero (Chair), Administrative Coordinator
  • Dr. Kira Delmore, Biology (CAS)
  • Dr. Brian Davis, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (SVMBS)
  • Dr. Clare Gill, Animal Sciences (COALS)
  • Dr. Pushkar Lele, Chemical Engineering (ENG)
  • Dr. David Stelly, Soil and Crop Sciences (COALS)
  • Dr. Qing Sun, Chemical Engineering (ENG)
  • Tamara Ospina-Vega, Program Coordinator II
  • Victor Fanniel, GGSA Representative
  • Lois Gordils-Valentin, GGSA Representative
  • Michelle Jonika, GGSA Representative
  • Sandra LaBonte, GGSA Representative
  • Stephanie McMahon, GGSA Representative
  • Khushboo Rastogi, GGSA Representative
  • Daniela Ruiz, GGSA Representative
  • Serina Taluja, GGSA Representative
  • Ramiah Vickers, GGSA Representative