Graduate School Leadership

Meet the distinguished leadership of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences:

Faculty Leadership Council of the GSBS

Marta Filizola, PhD
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Professor, Pharmacological Sciences 
Professor, Neuroscience

Basil Hanss, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Career Development 
Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Pharmacological Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education
Director, Master of Biomedical Sciences (MSBS)

Matthew O'Connell, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum, Recruitment and Admissions 
Professor, Oncological Sciences

Eric Sobie, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Programmatic Development 
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics

Margaret H. Baron, MD, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for MD/PhD Education
Director, MD/PhD Program

Brian Nickerson, PhD, JD
Senior Associate Dean for Master's Programs
Administrative Director, Master in Health Care Delivery Leadership Program 

Learn more about our faculty and staff

Faculty Program Directors

Administrative Leadership and Staff

Lily Recanati, MPA, Associate Dean for Graduate School Administration
Ellie Schmelzer, PhD, Director, Career Services & Strategy
Elisabeth Brodbeck, MPH,MA, Administrative Director, Public Health Program
Sabrina Suckiel, MS, CGC, Assistant Director, Genetic Counseling
Theresa Scarabino, Program Manager, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Fatima, Nabizada-Pace, Program Manager, MS & PhD in Clinical Research
Christine Cortalano,MPH, Program Manager, Public Health Program
Rewtie Offin, M. Ed., Program Manager, PhD & MSBS Program
Herb Lopez, Program Manager, MS in Health Delivery & Leadership
Gayle Schneiderman, Program Coordinator, MD/PhD Program
Roland Pinzon, MBA, Program Manager, MS in Biomedical Informatics
Mary Sandre, MA, Educational Coordinator, MS in Biostatistics 
Matt Polaniecki, MS, Supervisor of Technology & Learning Environments, Graduate School 
Germaine Nicoll, MBA, Marketing Coordinator, Graduate School 
Arjana Gjokaj, Program Coordinator, Support/Admissions, Graduate School 
Suzanne Small, Program Coordinator, Office of the Dean 
Jacob Keller, Program Coordinator, Admissions & Recruitment, Public Health Program
Jennifer Valdivia Espino, MS, Program Coordinator, Students Affairs, Public Health Program 
Osei Tutu, Financial Analyst, Graduate School 
Frank Emerson, Administrative Assistant, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 
Rose Vallines, Administrative Assistant, Public Health Program 
Christine Acevedo, Administrative Assistant, Clinical Research Program 
Carol Johnson, Administrative Secretary, Graduate School