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Lisa TarantinoDr. Lisa Tarantino (Associate Professor, Department of Genetics) has been named the Faculty Director of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP), effective August 1, 2020.

In this role, Lisa will have oversight of the curriculum of the First Year Groups, the advising and professional development course of all BBSP students. She will work closely with Dr. Dave McDonald (Office of Graduate Education) to ensure that each BBSP student has a successful first year of discovery, skill building and professional development, that culminates in joining a thesis lab and home department.  Dr. Tarantino reflected on this new opportunity – “I’ve been a BBSP First Year Group Leader for about 5 years. Working with incoming graduate students has been such a rewarding experience! In this new position, I look forward to being more involved in developing the BBSP First Year curriculum that contributes to the success of these talented students as they start their scientific careers.”