Basic Science Diversity Liaisons

Who are the Basic Science Liaisons? The Basic Science Liaisons are appointed by School of Medicine Basic Science Department Chairs and Interdisciplinary Program (IDP) Directors to serve as representatives that liaise between the Chairs or Directors, members of their specific Department or IDP, and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, the Office of Graduate Education, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in order to promote diversity best practices across the academic pipeline on an ongoing basis.

Please contact us if you have questions or need more information about our programs.

Appointed Liaisons

Dan Herschlag

Professor of Biochemistry



Annelise Barron

Associate Professor of Bioengineering


Julia Palacios

Associate Professor of Statistics and of Biomedical Data Science

Cancer Biology

Erin Gibson

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Medicine)

Edward Graves

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)

Dan Jarosz

Associate Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology

Department of Health Policy

Fernando Alarid Escudero

Assistant Professor of Health Policy

Anne Villeneuve

Professor of Developmental Biology and of Genetics

Alistair Boettiger

Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology

Lisa Goldman Rosas

Assistant Professor (Research) of Epidemiology and Population Health and of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health)

Michelle Odden

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health

Julie Baker

Professor of Genetics

Mike Howitt

Assistant Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology

Microbiology & Immunology

David Schneider

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Dan Madison

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Lisa Giocomo

Professor of Neurobiology

Shaul Druckmann

Associate Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

William Giardino

Assistant Professor (Research) Of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Medicine)

Natalia Gomez-Ospina

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics) and of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)

Ted Jardetzky

Professor of Structural Biology

Alex Dunn

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Shripad Tyljaputkur (Tulja)

The Dean and Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies