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Admissions and General Inquiries

General inquiries regarding admissions, academic programs or other aspects of graduate education at Baylor College of Medicine can be made to:

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS Code 215
Houston, Texas 77030-3498

Main number: (713) 798-4028
Admissions: (713) 798-4031
Fax: (713) 798-6325
Email: gradappboss@bcm.edu

Graduate School Administration

See the Graduate School Administration Chart

Director of Administrative Operations

Donna Otwell
Phone: (713) 798-4029
Email: dotwell@bcm.edu

Academics and Admissions

Melissa Houghton
Phone: (713) 798-4031
Email: melissah@bcm.edu

Graduate School Administration and Office of Postdoctoral Research

Emily Legler
Phone: (713) 798-4145
Email: legler@bcm.edu

SMART Program/Special Projects

Shante Romant
Phone: (713) 798-5195
Email: Shante.Romant@bcm.edu

Office of the Dean

Codysue Congdon
Phone: (713) 798-3191
Email: Codysue.Congdon@bcm.edu 

Graduate School Deans

Dean of the Graduate School

Deborah Johnson, Ph.D.
Phone: (713) 798-4032
Email: Deborah.Johnson@bcm.edu

Sr. Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Diversity

Gayle Slaughter, Ph.D.
Phone: (713) 798-6644
Email: gayles@bcm.edu

Assistant Dean of Admissions

Gad Shaulsky, Ph.D.
Email: gadi@bcm.edu

Assistant Dean of Curriculum

Carolyn Smith, Ph.D.
Email: carolyns@bcm.edu

Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Research and Career Development

Rick Sifers, Ph.D.
Email: rsifers@bcm.edu

Graduate Program Administrators

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Ruth Reeves
Phone: (713) 798-0124
Email: rareeves@bcm.edu

Clinical Scientist Training Program

Olga Watkins
Phone: (713) 798-7132
Email: owatkins@bcm.edu

Developmental Biology

Catherine Tasnier
Phone: (713) 798-7696
Email: cat@bcm.edu

Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

Lourdes Fernandez
Phone: (713) 798-6557
Email: lourdesf@bcm.edu

Medical Scientist Training Program, M.D./Ph.D. Program

Krista Defalco
Phone: (713) 798-6613
Email: kdefalco@bcm.edu

Vanessa Hatfield
Phone: (713) 798-5264
Email: hatfield@bcm.edu

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Caroline Kosnik
Phone: (713) 798-4598
Email: ckosnik@bcm.edu

Molecular and Human Genetics

Judi Coleman
Phone: (713) 798-5056
Email: jcoleman@bcm.edu

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Cardiovascular Sciences

Meagan Robertson
Phone: (713) 798-5109
Email: meaganr@bcm.edu

Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Rosa Banegas
Phone: (713) 798-4472
Email: rbanegas@bcm.edu


Wanda Waguespack
Phone: (713) 798-7270
Email: wandaw@bcm.edu


Kim Tran
Phone: (713) 798-4457
Email: kimt@bcm.edu

Pathology & Immunology

Christal Atkins
Phone: (713) 798-3921
Email: catkins@bcm.edu

Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics

Amber Eakin
Phone: (713) 798-5197
Email: ameakin@bcm.edu

Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine

Holly Wilbanks
Phone: (713) 798-1077
Email: chw1@bcm.edu


Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (the M.D., Ph.D., and M.S. degrees)
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
Phone: (404) 679-4512

Inquiries to the Commission should relate only to the accreditation status of the institution and not to general admission information.