MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

genetics-and-epigenetics

The Genetics and Epigenetics Graduate Program (G&E) was established in 2017. Many of the faculty and students in the G&E program were formerly in three different GSBS programs, all of which are now being “phased-out”: Epigenetics & Molecular Carcinogenesis (EMC), Genes & Development (G&D), and Human Molecular Genetics (HMG). As of June 2017, students in these three programs elected to be “unofficially affiliated” with the G&E program and are therefore listed here with their official program affiliations. The first graduates from the G&E program are expected in 2020/2021.

2019 Graduates

Kevin Farquhar, Ph.D. (Dr. Gabor Balazsi, G&D)
Rhea Kang, Ph.D.
(Dr. Francesca Cole, EMC)
Kenneth Trimmer, Ph.D.
(Dr. Swathi Arur, G&D)
Sarah Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
(Dr. Elsa Flores, G&D)

2018 Graduates

Neeraj Aryal, Ph.D. (Dr. Guillermina Lozano, G&D)
Ngoc Bui, Ph.D. (Dr. Elsa Flores, G&D)
Anna Casasent, Ph.D. (Dr. Nicholas Navin, G&D)
Kyle Chang, Ph.D. (Dr. Eduardo Vilar Sanchez, HMG)
Hsueh-Ping (Eva) Chao (Dr. Dean Tang, EMC)
Gita Dangol, Ph.D.
(Dr. Anirban Maitra, HMG)
Andrew Davis, Ph.D. (Dr. Elsa Flores, G&D)
Aundrietta Duncan, Ph.D. (Dr. Michelle Barton, G&D)
Sitaram Gayatri, Ph.D. (Dr. Mark Bedford, EMC)
Charissa Kim, Ph.D. (Dr. Nicholas Navin, G&D)
Uyen "Mimi" Le, Ph.D. (Dr. Ann Killary, HMG)
Jeanne Pierzynski, Ph.D.
(Dr. Xifeng Wu, HMG)
Esmeralda Ramirez-Peña, Ph.D. (Dr. Sendurai Mani, G&D)
Justin Shaw, M.S. (Dr. Margarida Albuquerque Almeida Santos, G&D)
Alejandro Villar-Prados, M.D., Ph.D. (Dr. Anil Sood, G&D)
Jaime Nicolas Veland, Ph.D. (Dr. Taiping Chen, EMC)
Erin Williams, Ph.D. (Dr. Andrew Gladden, G&D)
Justin Wong, Ph.D. (Dr. Ralf Krahe, HMG)
Yongming Xue, Ph.D. (Dr. Xiaobing Shi, G&D)
Ping Zhou, Ph.D. (Dr. Dianna Milewicz, HMG)

2017 Graduates

Nancy Azizian, Ph.D. (Dr. Craig Logsdon; G&D)
Pushan Dasgupta, M.D., Ph.D. (Dr. Giulio Draetta; G&D)
Connie Larsson, Ph.D. (Dr. Guillermina Lozano; G&D)
Guadalupe “Javier” Ortiz, Ph.D. (Dr. Guillermina Lozano; G&D)
Jeanne Pierzynski, Ph.D. (Dr. Xifeng Wu; HMG)
Li Wang, Ph.D. (Dr. Sharon Dent; EMC)