Office of Graduate Education

The Office of Graduate Education 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.

  • Dan Herschlag, PhD Dan Herschlag, PhD
    Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs; also Professor of Biochemistry and (by Courtesy) of Chemistry and of Chemical Engineering
    (650) 723-6242
    herschla@stanford.edu
    • Leads the development of new graduate education curriculum and initiatives and postdoctoral training opportunities
    • Advocates for the best possible training and education of students and postdocs and the empowerment of trainees
    • Runs cutting-edge research laboratory in the Biochemistry Department
    Hobbies: hiking and tennis, seeing art in museums and on the street, and reading non-science books
  • Julia Kennedy Tussing Julia Kennedy Tussing
    Associate Dean for Educational Programs and Services Director of Finance and Administration
    School of Medicine
    (650) 996-7324
    tussing1@stanford.edu
    • 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)

The Graduate Programs and Diversity office works to bring the best students from around the world to Stanford, engage them in the cutting-edge research, and promote their academic, personal, and professional development, remaining engaged with them throughout their careers.

  • Terrance Mayes Terrance Mayes
    Assistant Dean of Graduate Education
    Director of Programs and Diversity
    (650) 724-2815
    tmayes@stanford.edu
    • Directs the Graduate Programs and Diversity Office
    • Director of the Bioscience ADVANCE Summer Institute
    • Director of Stanford Summer Research Program
    Hobbies: reading, community service
  • Julianna Prieto Julianna Prieto
    Assistant Director of Graduate Education
    (650) 736-7435
    jeprieto@stanford.edu
    • Coordinates Biosciences curriculum, including Foundations in Experimental Biology and mini-courses
    • Oversees the Biosciences website
    • Manages the Biosciences Graduate Professional Development Guide and Student Committee
    Hobbies: traveling, dinner parties, gardening, spending time with family, friends, and Yorkshire Terrier
  • Laleh Rongere Laleh Rongere
    Assistant Director of Programs and Diversity
    (650) 723-5469
    lrongere@stanford.edu
    • Oversees mentoring initiatives
    • Coordinates the Stanford ADVANCE Summer Institute
    • Supports graduate students and postdoctoral scholars by coordinating various enrichment programs
    Hobbies: taekwondo, swimming
  • Samar Fahmy Samar Fahmy
    Biosciences Diversity Officer
    (650) 725-7423
    samarf@stanford.edu
    • 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
    makasyuk@stanford.edu
    Hobbies: salsa dancing, community service, gardening, and archeology

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.

Stanford University
1265 Welch Road, MSOB X2C34
Stanford, CA 94305-5421

(650) 723-2460
(650) 725-3867 (fax)
biosci@stanford.edu

  • John Bray John Bray
    Director of Biosciences Admissions and Administration
    Hobbies: extreme couponing, travel
  • Lorena Najarro Lorena Najarro
    Biosciences Admissions Officer
    Hobbies: ballroom dancing, hiking
 

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