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.



Current Position

Daniel Amador-Noguez, Ph.D.

Assistant 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

Penelope Bonnen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine.

Milam Brantley, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Kathleen Burns, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor. John Hopkins University School of Medicine - McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine

Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical School

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.D

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Laura Heckman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate, Rockfeller University

Erica Homan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University Joslin Diabetes Center

Kaumudi Joshi, Ph.D

Senior Global Project Manager, the Boston Consulting Group

Anupama Khare, Ph.D.

Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator, National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research

Koenraad Norga, Ph.D

Head 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.

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Jiaqian Wu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Binhai Zheng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Microscopy Imaging, 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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