BEST Faculty

The following is a list of faculty who have trainees in the BEST program. They are part of a unique community of faculty who support their trainee’s career exploration and development.

Name Department Institution
Andreas S. Bommarius, PhD School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Georgia Tech
Andrew Escayg, PhD Department of Human Genetics
School of Medicine
Emory University
Anita Corbett, PhD Department of Biochemistry
School of Medicine
Emory University
Arthur W. English, PhD Department of Cell Biology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Brian D Evavold, PhD Department of Microbiology/Immunology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Brian Hammer, PhD School of Biology Georgia Tech
Bridgette Barry, PhD School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Tech
Charles Searles, MD Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
Emory University
Christine Dunham, PhD Department of Biochemistry
School of Medicine
Emory University
Christine Heitsch, PhD School of Mathematics  Georgia Tech
Christine Moe, PhD Department of Global Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Christine Payne, PhD School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Tech
Clinton H. Joiner, MD, PhD Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Emory University
Criss Hartzell, PhD Department of Cell Biology
School of Medicine
Emory University
David Collard, PhD School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Tech
Dieter Jaeger, PhD Department of Biology Emory University
Donald Rainnie, PhD Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine
Emory University
Eberhard Voit Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Tech
Edmund Waller, MD, PhD, FACP Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology Emory University
Elizabeth Corwin, RN, PhD School of Nursing Emory University
Eric Gaucher, PhD School of Biology Georgia Tech
Eric Hunter, PhD Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Emory University
Eric Ortlund, PhD Department of Biochemistry
School of Medicine
Emory University
Erwin Van Meir, PhD Department of Neurosurgery
School of Medicine
Emory University
Gary Bassell, PhD Department of Cell Biology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Gary W. Miller, PhD Department of Environmental Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Grace Pavlath, PhD Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Graeme Conn, PhD Department of Biochemistry
School of Medicine
Emory University
Haian Fu, PhD Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Ingeborg Schmidt-Krey, PhD School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Tech
Nicholas T. Seyfried, PhD Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Laney Graduate School
Emory University
James Zheng, PhD Department of Cell Biology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Jeanne Kowalski, PhD Department of Biostatistics
Rollins School of Public Health 
Emory University
John Hepler, PhD Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Emory University
John Nickerson, PhD Department of Ophthalmology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Jyothi Rengarajan, PhD Division of Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine
Emory University
Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences
School of Medicine
Emory University
Kevin Bunting, PhD Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Emory University
Larry J. Young, PhD Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine
Emory University
Malú G. Tansey, PhD Department of Physiology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Manu Platt, PhD Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Tech and Emory University
Martin L. Moore, PhD Division of Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine
Emory University
Martin Sanda, MD Department of Urology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Melissa Kemp, PhD Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Tech and Emory University
Michael E. Davis, PhD Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Tech and Emory University
Michael Koval, PhD Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
Emory University
Nael McCarty, PhD Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Emory University
Paula Vertino, PhD Department of Radiation Oncology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Rabindra Tirouvanziam, PhD Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Emory University
Randy A. Hall, PhD Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine Emory University
Richard A. Kahn, PhD Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine Emory University
Rita Nahta, PhD Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Robert Dickson, PhD School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Tech
Robert Gross, MD, PhD Department of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering
School of Medicine
Emory University
Robert J. Butera, PhD School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Georgia Tech
Roger Deal, PhD Department of Biology Emory University
Russ Price, PhD Division of Nephrology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Simon Blakey, PhD Department of Chemistry Emory University
Thomas H. Barker Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Tech and Emory University
Thomas R. Ziegler, MD Division of Endocrinology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Todd McDevitt, PhD Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Tech & Emory University
Victor Faundez, MD, PhD Department of Cell Biology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Wilbur A. Lam, MD, PhD Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Emory University
Yang Liu, PhD Department of Environmental Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Yoland Smith, PhD Department of Neurology
School of Medicine
Emory University
Z. John Zhang, PhD School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Tech