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BRET Office Team

BRET Office Team

Marlin Avila-Andino, MBA

Training Grant Development & Support Specialist

Marlin manages the following T32 grants:

  • Training Program in Environmental Toxicology  (PI: Fred Guengerich)
  • Molecular Biophysics Training Grant at Vanderbilt  (PI: Walter Chazin)
  • Microenvironmental Influences in Cancer (PI: Jin Chen)
  • Teaching Exemplary Predoctoral Researcher in Language and Literacy (TRILL), (PI: C. Melanie Schuele)
  • Cardiovascular Mechanisms:  Training in Investigation (PI: Thomas Wang)
  • Vanderbilt Hypertension and Blood Pressure Regulation Program (PI: David Harrison)

Carolyn Berry

Manager, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) and Quantitative and Chemical Biology (QCB)

Faith Bishop

Program Manager for Vanderbilt Program in Molecular Medicine, Masters of Laboratory Investigation, School of Medicine Postdoctoral Affairs

Elizabeth Bowman, PhD

Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy

Ashley Brady, PhD

Director of Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships in the Office of Career Development
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration

Roger Chalkley, DPhil

Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research Education and Training
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Lorie Franklin

Department Education Specialist| Manager, Graduate Programs| Cancer Biology, Microbiology and Immunology

Karen Gieg

Interdisciplinary Program Coordinator| Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Department of Pharmacology

Ted Gilbert

Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration

Kathy Gould, PhD

Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences| Director of the Office of Graduate Student Support

Kandi Granberry

Training Grant Development & Support Specialist

Kandi manages the following T32 grants:

  • Biochemical and Chemical Training for Cancer Research (PI: Scott Hiebert)
  • Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in Biomedical Imaging Science  (PI: John Gore)
  • Postdoctoral Program in Functional Neurogenomics (PI: Roger Colbran)
  • Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences Training Program  (PI: James Patton)
  • Training Program in Developmental Biology (PI: Chris Wright)
  • Integrated Biological Systems Training in Oncology (PI: William Tansey)
  • Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease (PI: Angela Jefferson)

Kristi Hargrove

Graduate Program Manager
Molecular Pathology and Immunology (MPI)
Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB)

Paula Hemphill

Training Grant Development & Support Specialist

Paula manages the following T32 grants:

  • Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics Training Program (PI: Cynthia Gadd)
  • Training in Fundamental Neuroscience (PI: Danny Winder)
  • Training in Pharmacological Sciences (PI: Joey V. Barnett)
  • BIDS: Vanderbilt Training Program in Big Biomedical Data Science (PI: Bradley Malin)
  • Interdisciplinary Training in Rheumatic Diseases (PI: James Thomas)
  • Immunological Mechanisms of Disease Training Program (PI: Jeffrey Rathmell and Amy Major)

Aaron Howard

Administrative Assistant II (Student Travel Specialist)

Rischelle Jenkins

Graduate Program Manager of Biomedical Informatics

Stacy Johnson

Administrative Officer | HR/Payroll and Finance

Roz Johnson

Graduate Program Manager | Human Genetics & Neuroscience Graduate Programs

Christina Keeton, PhD

Program Manager | Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity
Co-Director | Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy

Melissa Krasnove

Program Manager, Epidemiology PhD Program


Lindsay C. Meyers

Project Manager, Special Projects and Trainee Database

Chazlie Miller

Program Manager, Biostatistics PhD Program

Patty Mueller

Graduate Education Program Manager
Department of Biochemistry
Chemical and Physical Biology Program

Leslie Osing

Training Grant Development & Support Specialist

Leslie manages the following T32 grants:

  • Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Grant ( PI: Gary Sulikowski)
  • Chemical Biology of Infectious Diseases Training Program (CBID)  (PI: Eric Skaar)
  • Training Program on Genetic Variation and Human Phenotypes (PI: David Samuels)
  • Training Program in Quantitative Ocular Genomics (PI: Milam Brantley)
  • Multidisciplinary Training in Molecular Endocrinology (PI: Richard O’Brien)

Kimberly Petrie, PhD

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

Kate Stuart

Assistant Director, Office of Career Development

Janani Varadarajan, PhD

Project Manager, Office of Outcomes Research

Angela Zito, M.Ed.

Program Manager, Office of Career Development