• Roger Chalkley, D. Phil

    Senior Associate Dean Biomedical Sciences
    Biomedical Research Education and Training Professor
    Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
    Professor of Medical Education and Administration

    Dr. Chalkley is responsible for the overview of the activities of the office of Biomedical Research Education and Training. These responsibilities include oversight of the IGP, the MD/PhD program, postdoctoral affairs, graduate student affairs as well as minority activities and supporting training grant applications.

    Dr. Chalkley was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford in Chemistry and conducted post-doctoral research in gene regulation and chromatin structure in the laboratory of James Bonner at CalTech. After almost 20 years in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa School of Medicine, he moved to Vanderbilt in 1986. He has published almost 200 papers in chromatin research. Dr. Chalkley has had an active interest in graduate education for many years and was involved in the establishment of the IGP where he served as Director for eight years.

  • Kathy Gould, Ph.D.

    Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences
    Louise B. McGavock Professor
    Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Director of Graduate Student Support

    Dr. Gould oversees the activities of the BRET Office of Career Development, working with the directors of graduate studies for each Ph.D. program affiliated with the School of Medicine to support graduate student training. She also leads the VUMC Research Staff Award Committee and the Institutional Biomedical/Biological Sciences Internal Review Committee for limited submission opportunities. Dr. Gould received her A.B. degree from University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, and was a Fellow of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund with Sir Paul Nurse at Oxford University. She became an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute shortly after establishing her own laboratory at Vanderbilt University, where her laboratory focuses on obtaining a mechanistic understanding of how cell division is achieved and regulated.

  • Kim Petrie, Ph.D.

    Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development
    Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration

    Kim Petrie, Ph.D., launched the BRET Office of Career Development for biomedical sciences graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in 2005 and is currently the Director. Dr. Petrie is also an Assistant Professor of Medical Administration with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Petrie develops career and professional development programs and workshops, provides individual advising appointments, and develops relationships with alumni and employers. Dr. Petrie holds a BA in Biology from Lawrence University and her PhD in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University.