Prior to applying to either the MS or PhD programs, students are strongly encouraged to contact one of the faculty members below to identify shared research interests and determine the availability of financial support.
Jac A. Nickoloff, Department Head, Professor and Section Head
Ph.D., University of Colorado
Dr. Nickoloff’s research is focused on cellular processes that maintain eukaryotic
genome stability, including homologous recombination, nonhomologous
end-joining and other DNA repair processes.
Susan M. Bailey, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of New Mexico-School of Medicine
M.S., University of New Mexico-School of Medicine
The focus of my research is on all things telomeres - fascinating features of the
ends of chromosomes - and their many connections to DNA repair, cancer and aging.
Michael M. Weil, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Weil's research is focused on gene mutation