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WCGS Standing Committees

WCGS Curriculum Committee


The WCGS Curriculum Committee meets bimonthly and is advisory to the WCGS Executive Committee on programmatic and curricular approaches and policies. Areas of Curriculum Committee focus include: comprehensively examining training (e.g., asking such questions as “What should we be teaching our students in this current era of biomedical science?” and “How do we teach our students to be leaders and to do breakthrough science?”); new course approvals; oversight of existing courses (including course evaluations); identification of synergies/redundancies in courses offered by different Programs and, where possible, increase coordination between Programs/courses; identification of curriculum gaps; development and implementation of approaches that could help decrease time-to-degree; identification of how to incorporate meaningful training for non-academic science careers for interested students.

Current Membership

David Christini (Chair)
Noah Dephoure (Biochemistry and Structural Biology, 2016-17 through 2018-19)
Kirk Deitsch (Molecular Biology, 2013-14 through 2017-18)
Steven Gross (Pharmacology, 2013-14 through 2017-18)
Yariv Houvras (Cell and Developmental Biology, 2017-18 through 2019-20)
Theresa Lu (Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis, 2017-18 through 2019-20)
Anjali Rajadhyaksha (Neuroscience, 2016-17 through 2018-19)
Luce Skrabanek (Physiology, Biophysics, & Systems Biology, 2017-18 through 2019-20)
Benji Grigg (Student, 2016-17 through 2017-18)
Maeva Metz (Student, 2017-18 through 2018-19)

Former Members
Stephen Johnson (Healthcare Policy and Research, 2013-14 through 2017-18)
Emre Aksay (Physiology, Biophysics, & Systems Biology, 2013-14 through 2016-17)
Mary Baylies (Cell and Developmental Biology, 2013-14 through 2016-17)
Ethel Cesarman
(Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis, 2013-14 through 2015-16)
Morgan Huse (Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis, 2013-14 through 2016-17)
Christopher Lima (Biochemistry and Structural Biology, 2013-14 through 2015-16)
Carol Mancuso (Clinical Epidemiology, 2013-14 through 2016-17)
Giovanni Manfredi (Neuroscience, 2013-14 through 2015-16)

Caitlin Burgdorf (Student, 2016-17)
Jennifer Knauss (Student, 2013-14 through 2015-16)
Camila Prieto (Student, 2013-14 through 2015-16)

WCGS Awards Committee


The WCGS Awards Committee makes recommendations to the Dean of WCGS for several annual awards and fellowships, including: WCGS Distinguished Alumnus, WCM predoctoral fellowships, WCGS Student Service Award, WCGS Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award, Rachele Prize, HHMI International Student Research Fellowship, Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation, PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

Current Membership

David Christini (Chair, non-voting)
Sabine Ehrt (Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis, 2015-16 through 2017-18)
Annarita Di Lorenzo  (Cell and Developmental Biology, 2017-18 through 2019-20)
Jeremy Dittman (Biochemistry and Structural Biology, 2015-16 through 2018-19)
Iestyn Whitehouse (Molecular Biology, 2015-16 through 2017-18)
Olga Boudker (Physiology, Biophysics, & Systems Biology, 2015-16 through 2017-18)
Conor Liston (Neuroscience, 2016-17 through 2019-20)
Michael Kharas (Pharmacology, 2015-16 through 2018-19)

Former Members
BJ Casey (Neuroscience, 2015-16)
Todd Evans (Cell and Developmental Biology, 2015-16 through 2016-17)

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