Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program Alumni



Career Paths

Wherever your ambitions lie, you will receive the support you need to follow a path well-worn by BCM alumni who have built successful careers across diverse endeavors. The following lists provide an update on where some of our graduate students went after completion of their Ph.D. program at Baylor College of Medicine.

NameCurrent Position
Daniel Amador-Noguez, Ph.D.Associate Professor-University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kent Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Jose Badano, Ph.D.Head of Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Milam Brantley, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Kathleen Burns, M.D., Ph.D.Professor, Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Pathology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.Associate Professor, UT Southwestern Medical School
Varuna Chander, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University
Stephanie Coffin, Ph.D. Program Manager, Portfolio Management Denali Therapeutics, Inc. 
Evan Eichler, Ph.D.Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine. Named Distinguished Baylor College of Medicine Alumnus, The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2009
Benjamin J. Frankfort, M.D., Ph.DAssociate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Laura Heckman, Ph.D.Vice President, Translational Sciences, Leal Therapeutics 
Kaumudi Joshi, Ph.DPrincipal Program Manager at Genentech (gRED)
Celina Jones, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University
Anupama Khare, Ph.D.Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator, National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research
Emily LaPlante, Ph.D. Sr. Project Manager, Broad Institute, Inc.
Xuwen Li, Ph.D.Scientist, Altos Labs, Inc.
Koenraad Norga, Ph.DHead of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic, Antwerp University
Tomoko Oyama, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, McGill University
Edwin J. Ostrin, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Akhila Rajan, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Jiaqian Wu, Ph.D.Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Binhai Zheng, Ph.D.Professor, University of California, San Diego

Alumni in the News


Read about Baylor Alum, Wanda (Lemna) O'Neal's career-long dedication to cystic fibrosis, a disease that has plagued her own family.

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Career Development


Workshops, seminars and courses offered through the Career Development Center help students explore the many career paths open to individuals with a Ph.D. The Center’s experienced staff helps students find opportunities to gain experience and build connections that match their career interests. They also work one-on-one with students to help them define and reach their goals.

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Growing Up Baylor


After earning his Ph.D. in genetics from BCM, Dr. William Decker stayed at the College to build a successful career in biomedical research.

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