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Chair, Graduate Studies Committee (GSC)

Jessie Zhang, Ph.D.

The GSC Chair oversees the Biochemistry Graduate Studies Committee, which is a committee of all Biochemistry faculty members that sets policy concerning academics and degree requirements for the program. The GSC Chair also oversees graduate admissions for the program.

Graduate Advisor

David Taylor, Ph.D.

The Graduate Advisor is a faculty member appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School to advise Biochemistry doctoral students (generally in the sense of clarifying policy or granting exceptions to policy), to monitor their academic progress, and to represent the Graduate School in matters relating to graduate students.

Graduate Administrator & Graduate Coordinator

Elizabeth Davis
Graduate Coordinator
elizabethirene@austin.utexas.edu / ilsgrad@austin.utexas.edu

The Graduate Administrator and Graduate Coordinator are the professional staff who handle most of the day-to-day operations of the program. Their responsibilities include responding to inquiries, facilitating degree processes, handling petitions and special requests, monitoring degree progress, student academic employment and fellowships, processing registration, and maintaining graduate student records. In addition, they are available to assist students with other ad-hoc issues or concerns. Most questions concerning the program can be addressed to the Graduate Administrator and Coordinator, who will consult with the Graduate Program Advisor and GSC Chair as necessary. The Graduate Administrator and Coordinator also implement the recruitment and admission process for applicants to the BCH program. They are responsible for event planning, orientation activities, and supporting the administrative needs of new students throughout the first year.

Note to current students: Please include your full name and EID in the correspondence with the professional staff for swifter service.  


Mailing Address

Biochemistry Graduate Program
100 E. 24th Street – STOP – A5000
NHB 2.606
Austin, Texas  78712