GENEious Mentors

Join us to celebrate our Nineteen GENE faculty members who met the DEI program requirements
and achieved the GENEious Mentor designation!

Zach Adelman, PhD
Sarah Bondos, PhD
Candice Brinkmeyer-Langford, PhD
Adam Case, PhD
Zhilei Chen, PhD
Shaunna Clark, PhD
Jessica Galloway-Pena, PhD
Erin Giles, PhD
Vishal Gohil, PhD
Michael Golding, PhD
Michael Polymenis, PhD
Weston Porter, PhD
Joseph Rutkowski, PhD
Loren Skow, PhD
David Threadgill, PhD
Zhilong Yang, PhD
Dorothy Shippen, PhD
Raquel Sitcheran, PhD
David Stelly, PhD

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES

Department of Animal Science

Clare Gill, PhD

Clare Gill, PhD
Professor, Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Research College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Jason Gill, PhD

Jason Gill, PhD
Associate Professor

Nancy Ing, PhD

Nancy Ing, PhD
Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Mary Bryk, PhD

Mary Bryk, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Vishal Gohil, PhD

Vishal Gohil, PhD
Associate Professor

Ping He, PhD

Ping He, PhD
Professor and Presidential Impact Fellow

Dmitry Kurouski, PhD

Dmitry Kurouski , PhD
Assistant Professor

John Mullet, PhD

John Mullet, PhD
Professor and Perry L. Adkisson Chair in Agricultural Biology

Vlad Panin, PhD

Vlad Panin, PhD
Professor

Dorothy Shippen, PhD

Dorothy Shippen, PhD
University Distinguished Professor
Regents Professor

Paul Straight, PhD

Paul Straight, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology

Claudio Casola, PhD

Claudio Casola, PhD
Associate Professor

Luis Hurtado, PhD

Luis Hurtado, PhD
Associate Professor

Luis Hurtado, PhD

Jessica Light, PhD
Associate Professor

Mariana Mateos, PhD

Mariana Mateos, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Entomology

Zachary Adelman, PhD

Zachary Adelman, PhD
Professor
Texas A&M University Presidential Impact Fellow
Texas A&M University Agrilife Research Fellow

Kevin Myles, PhD

Kevin Myles, PhD
Professor

Department of Nutrition

Robert Chapkin, PhD

Robert Chapkin, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Allen Endowed Chair in Nutrition & Chronic Disease Prevention, University Faculty Fellow, Regents Fellow & AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow

Erin Giles, PhD

Erin Giles, PhD
Assistant Professor

Shaodong Guo, PhD

Shaodong Guo, PhD
Associate Professor

Yuxiang Sun, PhD

Yuxiang Sun, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Yuxiang Sun, PhD

Linglin Xie, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Kurt Zhang, PhD

Kurt Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor; Director of Rigor & Reproducibility Core

Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Seth Murray, PhD

Seth Murray, PhD
Professor
Butler Endowed Chair in Agricultural Biotechnology

Sakiko Okumoto, PhD

Sakiko Okumoto, PhD
Associate Professor

Sakiko Okumoto, PhD

Endang Septiningsih, PhD
Associate Professor

John Z. Yu, PhD

John Z. Yu, PhD
Research Geneticist

AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo, TX

Shuyu Liu, PhD

Shuyu Liu, PhD
Professor

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Akhilesh Gaharwar, PhD

Akhilesh Gaharwar, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

Pushkar Lele, PhD

Pushkar Lele, PhD
Associate Professor & William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellow

Gregory Reeves, PhD

Gregory Reeves, PhD
Associate Professor

Qing Sun, PhD

Qing Sun, PhD
Assistant Professor

Xuejun Zhu, PhD

Xuejun Zhu, PhD
Assistant Professor

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine

Vytas Bankaitis, PhD

Vytas Bankaitis, PhD
Distinguished Professor, E.L. Wehner-Welch Foundation Chair in Chemistry

Kayla J. Bayless, PhD

Kayla J. Bayless, PhD
Associate Professor

Sarah Bondos, PhD

Sarah Bondos, PhD
Associate Professor

Geoffrey Kapler, PhD

Geoffrey Kapler, PhD
Professor and Chair of Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Jason Karpac, PhD

Jason Karpac, PhD
Associate Professor

Fei Liu, PhD

Fei Liu, PhD
Associate Professor

Irshita Singh, PhD

Irtisha Singh, PhD
Assistant Professor

Raquel Sitcheran, PhD

Raquel Sitcheran, PhD
Associate Professor

David Threadgill, PhD

David Threadgill, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Tom and Jean McMullin Chair in Genetics
Director, Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society

Deborah Threadgill, PhD

Deborah Threadgill, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Medical Physiology

Joseph Rutkowski, PhD

Joseph Rutkowski, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology

Helene Andrews-Polymenis, PhD

Helene Andrews-Polymenis, PhD
Professor
Presidential Impact Fellow

Zhilei Chen, PhD

Zhilei Chen, PhD
Associate Professor

Jeffrey Cirillo, PhD

Jeffrey Cirillo, PhD
Regents Professor
Director of the Center for Airborne Pathogen Research and Imaging (CAPRI)

Jennifer Hyde, PhD

Jenny Hyde, PhD
Assistant Professor

Kristin Patrick, Ph.D.

Kristin Patrick, PhD
Assistant Professor

James E. Samuel, PhD

James E. Samuel, PhD
Regents Professor and Head
Wofford Cain Endowed Chair in Infectious Disease

Jon Skare, PhD

Jon Skare, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair

Robert Watson, PhD

Robert Watson, PhD
Associate Professor

Phillip West, PhD

Phillip West, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics

Cédric G. Geoffroy, PhD

Cédric G. Geoffroy, PhD
Assistant Professor

Mendell Rimer, PhD

Mendell Rimer, PhD
Associate Professor

Jun Wang, PhD

Jun Wang, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Adam J. Case, PhD

Adam J. Case,PhD
Associate Professor

Shauna Clark, PhD

Shaunna Clark, PhD
Associate Professor

Vladimir Vladimirov, MD, PHD

Vladimir Vladimirov, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

IRMA LERMA RANGEL SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mahua Choudhury, PhD

Mahua Choudhury, PhD
Associate Professor

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Department of Biology

Rodolfo Aramayo, PhD

Rodolfo Aramayo, PhD
Associate Professor

Heath Blackmon, PhD

Heath Blackmon, PhD
Assistant Professor

Charles Criscione, PhD

Kira Delmore, PhD
Assistant Professor

Luis René García, PhD

Luis René García, PhD
Professor and Department Head for Graduate Studies

Richard Gomer, PhD

Richard Gomer, PhD
Professor
Thomas Powell ’62

Jerome Menet, PhD

Jerome Menet, PhD
Assistant Professor

Christine Merlin, PhD

Christine Merlin, PhD
Associate Professor

Beiyan Nan, PhD

Beiyan Nan, PhD
Assistant Professor

Daniel Paredes-Sabja, PhD

Daniel Paredes-Sabja, PhD
Associate Professor

Alan Pepper, PhD

Alan Pepper, PhD
Professor

Hongmin Qin, PhD

Hongmin Qin, PhD
Associate Professor

Bruce Riley, PhD

Bruce Riley, PhD
Professor

Matt Sachs, PhD

Matt Sachs, PhD
Professor

Lamba Omar Sangare, PhD

Lamba Omar Sangare, PhD
Assistant Professor

Deborah Siegele, PhD

Deborah Siegele, PhD
Associate Professor

Aref Zarin, PhD

Aref Zarin, PhD
Assistant Professor

SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences

Candice Brinkmeyer-Langford, PhD

Candice Brinkmeyer-Langford, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

James Cai, PhD

James Cai, PhD
Associate Professor

Brian Davis, PhD

Brian W. Davis, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Loren Skow, PhD

Loren Skow, PhD
Senior Professor Emeritus

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

Michael Criscitiello, PhD

Michael Criscitiello, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Department Head

James Derr, PhD

James Derr, PhD
Professor & Director, DNA Technologies Core Laboratory

Scott Dindot, PhD

Scott Dindot, PhD
Associate Professor

Jessica Galloway-Pena, PhD

Jessica Galloway-Peña, PhD
Assistant Professor

Sarguru Subash, BVSc, PhD

Sarguru Subash BVSc, PhD
Assistant Professor

James Womack, PhD

James Womack, PhD
Distinguished Senior Professor Emeritus

Zhilong Yang, PhD

Zhilong Yang , PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology

Tracy Clement, PhD

Tracy Clement, PhD
Assistant Professor

Michael Golding, PhD

Michael Golding, PhD
Associate Professor

Larry J. Suva, PhD

Larry J. Suva, PhD
Professor & Department Head

Interested in joining the Faculty of Genetics and Genomics (FoG2)?

Please send the following to genesec@tamu.edu

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Letter of Intent or Research Interest
3. A letter of support of the nomination from your Department Head

The Faculty of Genetics and Genomics Membership Committee will review the nomination and you will be informed of their decision

Please review the Faculty Bylaws and Faculty Expectations before applying