Office of Graduate Education

The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) aims to help train and empower the next generation of leaders and innovators within and beyond academia and industry. We recognize that our graduate students are the central drivers and conductors of some of the most transformative research in the world. Our office offers programs and services to support graduate students and sustain the level of excellence achieved by the Stanford Biosciences.

  • William S. Talbot, PhD Will Talbot, PhD
    Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
    Professor of Developmental Biology
    (650) 498-7301
    • Leads the development of new initiatives in graduate education and postdoctoral training
    • Advocates for the best possible training and mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
    • Investigates the development and function of the nervous system in the Department of Developmental Biology
    • Teaches undergraduates in the Human Biology Program
    Hobbies: hiking, running, and reading
  • Julia Kennedy Tussing Julia Kennedy Tussing
    Associate Dean for Educational Programs and Services Director of Finance and Administration
    School of Medicine
    (650) 996-7324
    • Responsible for all School of Medicine educational programs
    • Plans, organizes and directs the programmatic, financial and administrative operations and activities of educational programs
    Hobbies: hiking, reading, yoga, and three-day eventing (horseback riding)
  • Terrance Mayes Terrance Mayes, EdD
    Assistant Dean of Graduate Education
    Director of Programs and Diversity
    (650) 724-2815
    • Directs the Graduate Programs and Diversity Office
    • Director of the Bioscience ADVANCE Summer Institute
    • Director of Stanford Summer Research Program
    Hobbies: reading, community service
  • Ross Colvin Ross Colvin
    Associate Director of Graduate Education - Operations
    (650) 723-5469
    • Centralized Graduate Student Tracking System
    • Graduate Student Funding
    • OGE Operations and Procedures
  • Latishya Steel Latishya Steele
    Associate Director - Biosciences Programs
    (650) 721-3081
    • Build cohesive and evolving curriculum that integrates academic, professional, and career development
    • Engage administration, faculty, and students to identify strengths and needs
    • Create new and enhance existing curriculum to meet needs and facilitate ongoing curriculum assessment
    Hobbies: dancing, word and number puzzles, cooking
  • Tiana Moore Tiana Moore
    Assistant Director of Graduate Education — Programs and Diversity
    (650) 721-4940
    • Manages ADVANCE Summer Institute
    • Coordinates outreach and retention efforts for students of diverse backgrounds
    • Maintains online training grant and fellowship repositories
    Hobbies: cooking, traveling, Netflix binge-watching
  • Monica Devlin Monica Devlin
    Assistant Director of Graduate Education - Curriculum and Programs
    (650) 725-0537
    • Coordinates Biosciences curriculum and events, including Foundations in Experimental Biology, mini-courses, and Pizza & Beer Skill Development Workshops
    • Oversees the Biosciences website
    Hobbies: reading, cooking, long walks with my husband and dog, listening to podcasts
  • Samar Fahmy Samar Fahmy
    Biosciences Diversity Officer
    (650) 725-7423
    • Manages Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)/Amgen Scholars Program
    • Advisor to BioAIMS student group
    • Nationwide graduate outreach and recruitment
    Hobbies: salsa dancing, hiking
  • Guadalupe Makasyuk Guadalupe Makasyuk
    Graduate Education Administrative Coordinator
    (650) 724-6101
    Hobbies: salsa dancing, community service, gardening, and archeology
  • Nivedita Shenoy Nivedita Shenoy
    IT Business Analyst
    (408) 203-4183
    • Plan, assess, design, develop and implement administrative and information systems solutions for OGE
    • Analyze new business requirements, system functionality, and user needs; specify functional designs and work with developers and analysts to implement solutions
    Hobbies: Bollywood Dancing, Travelling and watching Bollywood movies

The Stanford Biosciences PhD Admissions Office has the primary responsibility of disseminating admissions information to prospective graduate students and assists in the recruitment efforts of applicants who will excel in our Biosciences programs.

Biosciences PhD Admissions
Stanford University
1265 Welch Road, MSOB X1C12
Stanford, CA 94305-5421

(650) 723-2460
(650) 725-3867 (fax)

  • John Bray John Bray
    Director of Biosciences Admissions and Administration
    Hobbies: extreme couponing, travel
  • Joan Menees Joan Menees
    Admissions Officer
    Hobbies: hiking, reading, spending time with friends & family

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