Advising & Support

Earning a PhD is a daunting task and it is imperative that you have a strong support system. We have dedicated staff and resources to keep you on a path to success.

Research Advisor

As leaders in their fields, our faculty are well-suited to guide you in your research endeavors. Your research advisor will support you in scientific, professional, and academic pursuits.

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is a standing committee of 3 BCBP faculty members that will guide pre-candidacy students in rotation selections, choice of elective coursework and journal club, and formation of a thesis committee. The advising of graduate students is handled through the Advisory Committee.

Thesis Committee

Thesis Committees, comprised of 3–4 faculty members, bring a diverse range of scientific expertise, giving you well-rounded scientific and career advice. In addition, they help cultivate a healthy and professional relationship between you and your research advisor.

Graduate Office

The BCBP Graduate Office is led by Prof. Jean-Philippe Pellois, Associate Head of the Graduate Program, and comprises three committees: Advisory, Admissions, and Outreach & Recruiting. The graduate office provides support for all BCBP graduate students. All questions about program protocols should be directed to Dr. Justine deGruyter or Prof. Jean-Philippe Pellois.



Biochemistry Graduate Association (BGA)

Established in 1992, the Biochemistry Graduate Association (BGA) seeks to improve the welfare and educational experience of BCBP graduate students.

The BGA sponsors a variety of professional and social activities to provide professional development, community outreach, and networking opportunities.

Meet our Graduate Program Coordinator, Justine deGruyter. Justine received her Ph.D. from Scripps Research (2019), and joined BCBP soon after. Her professional interests include the advancement of URM students, STEM education, and intradisciplinary science communication.

No better place to live!

With the amenities of a big city but the feel of a small town, Bryan–College Station is a great place to do your graduate studies. Discover more about life as a student at TAMU.