The McNair Medical Institute at Baylor College of Medicine was established in 2007 to recruit talented scientists and physician-scientists from around the world to the Texas Medical Center. These McNair Scholars pursue collaborative and transformational research in the areas of breast and pancreatic cancer, juvenile diabetes and the neurosciences.

Bing Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center

October 2016

credit: Agapito Sanchez, Jr.
Nuo Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

April 2016

François St-Pierre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

October 2015

Matthew J. Ellis, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine (Department of Oncology)

September 2014

Massimo T. Pietropaolo, M.D.

Professor of Medicine (Pathology and Immunology)

August 2014

Koen Venken, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

July 2014

Erez Lieberman Aiden, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular & Human Genetics

March 2014

Xaq Pitkow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience 

October 2013

Chenghang Zong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics

August 2013

Russell Scott Ray, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

January 2013

Malgorzata Borowiak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

January 2012

Melissa L. Bondy, Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology)

September 2011

Xiang "Shawn" Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

June 2011

Jake A. Kushner, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

June 2011

Benjamin Russell Arenkiel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular & Human Genetics and Neuroscience

December 2010