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WCGS Standing Committees

WCGS Executive Committee

Tobias Meyer (Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Program Co-Chair, WCM)
Chris Lima (Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Program Co-Chair, SKI)
Heidi Stuhlmann (Cell and Developmental Biology, Program Co-Chair, Interim Chair Biochemistry, WCM)
Tobias Walther (Cell and Developmental Biology, Program Co-Chair, SKI)
Kirk Deitsch (Molecular Biology, Program Co-Chair, WCM)
Andy Koff (Molecular Biology, Program Co-Chair, SKI)
Sabine Ehrt (Immunology and Microbial Pathology, Program Co-Chair, WCM)
Alexander Rudensky (Immunology and Microbial Pathology, Program Co-Chair, SKI)
Elizabeth Ross (Neuroscience, Program Chair, WCM)
Harel Weinstein (Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology, Program Chair, WCM)
Lorraine Gudas (Pharmacology, Program Co-Chair, WCM)
Omar Abdel-Wahab, (Pharmacology, Program Co-Chair, SKI)
Mary Charlson (Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research, MS Program Chair, WCM)
Julianne Imperato-McGinley (Clinical and Translational Investigation, MS Program Chair, WCM)
Rainu Kaushal (Population Health Sciences, MS Program Co-Chair, WCM)
Bruce Schackman (Population Health Sciences, PhD Program Co-Chair, WCM)
Gerard Marciano (Health Sciences for Physician Assistants, MS Program Co-Chair, WCM)
Doug Ballon (Biomedical Imaging, MS Program Chair, WCM)
Trine Krogh-Madsen (Computational Biology, MS Program, Director, WCM)
Christina Leslie (Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Computational Biology and Medicine, Chair, SKI)
Derek Tan (Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology, Chair, SKI)

Ex Officio Members: 
Barbara Hempstead (Dean, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences)
Randi Silver (Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Secretary)
Robert Harrington (Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University) 
Joan Massague (Director, Sloan Kettering Institute)
GSEC Graduate Student Representatives

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 (PhD Curriculum Committee)

David Eliezer (Associate Dean, Program Development, Chair)
Jacqueline Burre (Neuroscience, 2019-2025 term)
James Lo (Cell and Developmental Biology, 2024-2027 term)
Iliyan D Iliev (Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis, 2020-2023 term)
Ekta Khurana (Physiology, Biophysics, & Systems Biology; Computational Biology and Medicine 2021-2024 term)
Daniel Bachovchin (Pharmacology; Chemical Biology 2022-2025 term)
John Maciejowski (Molecular Biology, 2021-2024 term)
Baran Ersoy (Biochemistry and Structural Biology, 2022-2025 term)
Samprit Banerjee (Population Health Sciences, 2024-2027 term)
Tzippora Chwat-Edelstein (Student, 2023-2025 term)

Current Membership (MS Curriculum Committee)

David Eliezer (Associate Dean, Program Development, Chair)
Richard Lee (EMBA/MS in Healthcare Policy & Research)
Carol A. Mancuso (Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research)
Lucy A. Skrabanek (Computational Biology)
Mark Aaron Unruh (Population Health Sciences)
Xi Kathy Zhou (Biostatistics and Data Science)
Jose Fernando Florez-Arango (Health Informatics)
Shenela Lakhani (Genetic Counseling) 
Yuan Shan Zhu (Clinical and Translational Investigation)
Gary J. Bouchard (Health Sciences for Physician Assistants)

WCGS Awards Committee

Randi Silver (Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Chair, WCM) 
David Eliezer (Associate Dean, Program Development, WCM)
Philipp Niethammer (Principal Investigator, Cell Biology, SKI)
Xuejun Jiang (Lab Head, Cell Biology SKI)
Emre Aksay (Director. Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology, WCM)
Jacqueline Burre (Associate Professor, Neuroscience, WCM)

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