All questions related to the SMART Program should only be sent to Please do not send emails to all contacts below. You will receive a response within 24hours. 

Gayle Slaughter, Ph.D. 
SMART Program Director
Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Education
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Laurie Connor, Ph.D.
Director of Instruction

David Congdon
SMART Administrator

Kerri Mejia
SMART Program Coordinator