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 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.

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.