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


Biomedical Data Science

Julia Palacios

Assistant 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)

Chemical Systems & Biology

Dan Jarosz

Associate Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology

Anne Villeneuve

Professor of Developmental Biology and of Genetics

Alistair Boettiger

Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology

Epidemiology & Population Health

Michelle Odden

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health

Lisa Goldman Rosas

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

Julie Baker

Professor of Genetics

Polly Fordyce

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and of Genetics

Olivia Martinez

Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation)

Juliana Idoyaga

Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Nima Aghaeepour

Assistant Professor (Research) of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, & Pain Medicine

Microbiology & Immunology

David Schneider

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Dan Madison

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology


Lisa Giocomo

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

Shaul Druckmann

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Julia Kaltschmidt

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Raag Airan

Assistant Professor of Radiology (Neuroimaging)

Stem Cell

Natalia Gomez-Ospina

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

Ted Jardetzky

Professor of Structural Biology

Biophysics (in H&S)

Alex Dunn

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Biology (in H&S)

Ashby Morrison

Associate Professor of Biology

Shripad Tyljaputkur (Tulja)

The Dean and Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies