Faculty Standing Committees

    Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum and Educational Policy (CUCEP)

    The Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum and Educational Policy reviews and recommends approval or disapproval of requests for new courses or changes in existing courses and of the creation of new majors or minors within the college. 

    Members
    • Bo Liu, Chair, Plant Biology
    • Susan Keen, Evolution and Ecology
    • Ken Kaplan, Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • Mitchell Singer, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
    • Natalia Caporale, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
    • Steven Theg, Plant Biology 
    • Willian DeBello, BIS Program Director
    • Michele Igo, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs, ex-officio
    • Jennifer Doan, Biology Academic Success Center 

    Faculty Personnel Committee

    The Faculty Personnel Committee oversees merits and promotions for faculty appointed within the College of Biological Sciences. 

    Members
    • Peter Wainwright, Chair, Evolution and Ecology
    • Daniel Starr, Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • Stephen Kowalczykowski, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
    • Mitchell Sutter, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
    • Stacey Harmer, Plant Biology

    Undergraduate Awards Committee

    The CBS Undergraduate Awards Committee selects and announces the annual College Medal Award, University Medal Award nominees and candidates for undergraduate scholarships and honors, and evaluates candidates to be recommended for Honors, High Honors, and Highest Honors at graduation.

    Members
    • Richard McKenney, Chair, Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • Jenny Gremer, Evolution and Ecology
    • Mitchell Singer, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
    • William DeBello, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
    • Neelima Sinha, Plant Biology

    Undergraduate Student Petitions Committee

    The Undergraduate Student Petitions Committee oversees recommendations on individual student petitions.  

    Members
    • Mark Goldman, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
    • Michele Igo, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs, ex-officio

    Graduate Awards Committee

    The CBS Graduate Awards Committee selects candidates for graduate scholarships and evaluates candidates to be recommended for Honors at commencement. 

    Members
    • Wilsaan Joiner, Chair, NSC Graduate Group
    • Tom Hahn, ANB Graduate Group
    • Janine LaSalle, BMCDB Graduate Group
    • Dan Runcie, BPH and PBI Graduate Group
    • Susan Lott, IGG and PBG Graduate Groups
    • Lucas Smith, MCIP Graduate Group

    Faculty Awards Committee

    The Faculty Awards Committee reviews submissions and makes recommendations for the annual CBS Faculty Research and Teaching Awards.

    Members
    • Scott Dawson, Chair, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
    • Gail Patricelli, Evolution and Ecology
    • Gerald Quon, Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • Mark Huising, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
    • Bo Liu, Plant Biology

    Committee on Nominations, Elections & Rules

    The Committee on Nominations, Elections and Rules is responsible for supervising the nominations and election of officers of the Faculty. 

    Members
    • John Albeck, CBS Faculty Executive Committee Vice Chair
    • Artyom Kopp, CBS Faculty Executive Committee Chair
    • Karen Zito, CBS Faculty Executive Committee Former Chair