Research Committee

Charges and Responsibilities

McGovern Medical School Research Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Dean and Administrative Council on matters pertaining to research activities at the Medical School and makes recommendations for infrastructural improvements.  The Committee also screens and selects applicants for intramural and extramural grants/awards, provides oversight and management for the Dean’s Lecture Series, the Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture, the Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture, Interim Grant Assistance and Supplement Programs, and the Annual Medical School Research Retreat.


Member List

Executive Leadership

  • Michael Blackburn, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer and Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – Ex officio
  • John H. Byrne, Ph.D.,  Associate Dean for Research – Chair Research Committee
  • John Hancock, M.B., B.Chir., Ph.D., Sc.D., Vice Dean for Basic Research, Executive Director, Institute of Molecular Medicine – Ex officio
  • Jon Tyson, M.D., Vice Dean, Clinical Research and Healthcare Quality – Ex officio

Term Expires 2021

  • Wasim Dar, M.D., Ph.D., Surgery
  • Erin Fox, Ph.D., Surgery
  • Mandy J. Hill, Dr.P.H., Emergency Medicine
  • Theresa Koehler, Ph.D., Microbiology and Molecular Medicine
  • Jordan Lake, M.D., Internal Medicine
  • Sudhakar Selvaraj, M.B.B.S., D.Phil., Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Fabio Triolo, Ph.D., Pediatric Surgery
  • Consuelo Walss-Bass., Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Term Expires 2022

  • Catherine Ambrose, Ph.D., Orthopedic Surgery
  • Guangwei Du, Ph.D., Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
  • Anthony R. Flores, M.D., Pediatrics
  • Joshua Gary, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery
  • Absalon D. Gutierrez, Internal Medicine
  • Holly Holmes, M.D., Internal Medicine
  • Thomas Northrup, Ph.D., Family and Community Medicine
  • Songlin Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Term Expires 2023

  • Tina Findley, M.D., Pediatrics
  • Euhee Kim, Ph.D., Neurosurgery
  • Minji Kwak, M.D., Ph.D., Internal Medicine
  • Kristin Mahan, Ph.D., Institute of Molecular Medicine
  • Rodrigo Morales Loyola, Ph.D., Neurology
  • Sonia Robazetti, M.D., Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • Kyoji Tsuchikama, Ph.D., Institute of Molecular Medicine
  • Liang Zhu, Ph.D., Internal Medicine