MSTP Steering Committee

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Steering Committee consists of distinguished faculty members from the basic sciences as well as clinical departments. The committee meets monthly to oversee program operation, review academic and research performance of MSTP trainees, and evaluate applicants to the program. 

Steering Committee members are also mentors and role models for MSTP students, and are always willing to respond to students' needs or questions.  MSTP students must choose one of the basic science representatives to the Steering Committee to be a member of their PhD thesis committee.  Descriptions of their research can be found on the MSTP Mentors page.  

Committee Member Associated PhD Programs

Derek Abbott, MD, PhD (MSTP Director)

Pathology - Cancer Biology and Immunology
Drew Adams, PhD Genetics and Genome Sciences
A Bolu Ajiboye, PhD Biomedical Engineering
Farren Briggs, PhD, ScM Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Heather Broihier, PhD (MSTP Associate Director) Neurosciences
Sudha Chakrapani, PhD Physiology and Biophysics, Neurosciences
Dana Crawford, PhD Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Genetics and Genome Sciences
George Dubyak, PhD Physiology and Biophysics, Pharmacology, Pathology
Dominique Durand, PhD (MSTP Associate Director) Biomedical Engineering, Neurosciences, Physiology and Biophysics

Agata A Exner, PhD (MSTP Associate Director)

Biomedical Engineering, Pathology - Cancer Biology
Robert Fairchild, PhD Pathology - Immunology

Clifford Harding, MD, PhD (MSTP Co-Director)

Pathology - Immunology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry
Alex Huang, MD, PhD (MSTP Associate Director) Pathology - Cancer Biology
Eckhard Jankowsky, PhD Biochemistry
Alan Levine, PhD Molecular Virology, Pathology - Immunology, Pharmacology, Cell Biology
Laura Nagy, PhD Nutrition, Cell Biology, Pathology - Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease
Polyxeni Philippidou, PhD Neurosciences
Andrew Pieper, MD, PhD (MSTP Associate Director) Pathology - Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease, Neurosciences
Arne Rietsch, PhD Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Jacob Scott, MD, PhD Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
Nima Sharifi, MD Pharmacology
Jerry Silver, PhD Neurosciences
James Spilsbury, PhD Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Clinical Translational Science
Catherine Stein, PhD Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Clinical and Translational Science
Derek Taylor, PhD Pharmacology, Biochemistry
Paul Tesar, PhD Genetics and Genome Sciences, Neurosciences
Horst von Recum, PhD Biomedical Engineering
David Wald, MD, PhD (MSTP Associate Director) Pathology - Cancer Biology and Immunology
Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD Pathology - Cancer Biology
Lan Zhou, MD, PhD Pathology - Cancer Biology
Kimberly McBennett, MD, PhD (MSTP Clinical Associate Director) Clinical Curriculum
Michaela Cooley Student Representative
Christian Essman (ex officio) MD Admissions Representative
Tom McKenzie (ex officio) MD Admissions Representative