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.

Prospective Students:  For Stanford Biosciences Ph.D. Admissions inquiries, please email biosci@stanford.edu or visit our How to Apply page for more information.

Office of Graduate Education Team

 

  • Will Talbot, PhDWill Talbot, PhD
    Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
    Professor of Developmental Biology
    He/him/his
    Hobbies: hiking, running, and reading

 

  • Julia Kennedy TussingJulia Kennedy Tussing
    Associate Dean for Educational Programs and Services
    Director of Finance and Administration
    School of Medicine
    She/her/hers
    Hobbies: hiking, reading, yoga, and three-day eventing (horseback riding)

 

  • Ayodele ThomasAyodele Thomas
    Associate Dean for Graduate and Career Education and Diversity
    650.724.3712
    ayodele.thomas@stanford.edu
    She/her/hers
    Hobbies: cooking, reading, crafting

 

  • Cisco Barrón
    Academic Information Analyst
    650.724.8793
    ciscobarron@stanford.edu
    He/him/his
    Hobbies: connoisseur-ship, mini-golf, hyphen-making (wordplay generally).

 

  • HelenHelen Brandon
    Graduate Education Administrative Coordinator
    650.724.6101
    helenb@stanford.edu
    She/her/hers
    Hobbies: traveling, shopping, reading, and listening to jazz

 

  • John BrayJohn Bray
    Associate Director of Admissions
    biosci@stanford.edu
    He/him/his

 

  • Ross ColvinRoss Colvin
    Associate Director of Graduate Education – Operations
    650.723.5469
    larkspur@stanford.edu
    He/him/his

 

  • Monica DevlinMonica Devlin
    Associate Director for Biosciences Student Life
    650.725.0537
    mkdevlin@stanford.edu
    She/her/hers
    Hobbies: cooking, listening to podcasts, yoga & group fitness classes

 

  • Michileen Oberst
    Administrative Associate, Programs and Courses
    650.498.2125
    mmoberst@stanford.edu
    She/her/hers

 

 

  • Latishya SteeleLatishya Steele
    Director of Biosciences Programs
    650.721.3081
    ljsteele@stanford.edu
    She/her/hers
    Hobbies: dancing, word and number puzzles, cooking

 

  • Strachan_RobertRobert Strachan
    Biosciences Programs Officer
    650.725.7385
    strachan@stanford.edu
    He/him/his

 

 

  • Miranda-StrattonMiranda Stratton
    Assistant Director for Biosciences Diversity Programs
    650.725.7423
    mirandas@stanford.edu
    She/her/hers
    Hobbies: Yoga, listening to podcasts, indoor rock climbing, cooking especially bread making

 

  • Bryan Thomas Jr.Bryan Thomas Jr.
    Assistant Director of Graduate Education – Programs and Diversity
    650.721.4940
    bathomas@stanford.edu
    He/him/his
    Hobbies: Traveling, working out, cooking for friends and family