Director

  • James G. Patton, Ph.D.

    Director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
    Stevenson Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
    Director Honors Program , Department of Biological Sciences

    Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry, serves as the Director of the Vanderbilt IGP. Dr. Patton obtained his PhD at Mayo Clinic and came to Vanderbilt in 1993 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. His research interests are focused on the role of RNA in the regulation of gene expression. Current work is devoted to understanding the role of miRNAs during early vertebrate development using zebrafish as a model system. 

    (615) 322-4738 (lab)

Assistant Director

Program Coordinator

  • Carolyn Berry

    Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Biomedical Research Education & Training
    Program Manager, Quantitative and Chemical Biology Program

    Carolyn received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Cognitive Studies and Education.  She coordinates recruitment activities and new student matriculation, manages registration and the first year course, and is a resource for all things IGP and QCB.