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Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC)

Christopher Sullivan, Ph.D.

The GSC Chair oversees the Microbiology Graduate Studies Committee, which is a committee of all Microbiology 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 

Bryan Davies, Ph.D.

The Graduate Advisor is a faculty member appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School to advise Microbiology 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 Program Administrator

Justine Meccio

The Graduate Administrator is the person who handles most of the day-to-day operations involved in running the program. Her responsibilities include responding to inquiries, facilitiating degree processes, handling petitions and special requests, assisting with GRA/TA assignments, registration, international student issues and maintaining graduate student files. Most questions concerning the program can be addressed to the Graduate Program Administrator, who will consult with the Graduate Program Advisor and GSC Chair as necessary. The Graduate Program Administrator also oversees the recruitment and admission process for applicants to the MIC program. She is responsible for onboarding and orientation activites for the incoming cohort, and supporting the administrative needs of new students throughout their first year until they matriculate into a permanent lab.

Note to current students: When making requests to the Graduate Program Administrator, please include your full name and EID in the correspondence.

Mailing Address

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