New Dean of Biomedical Sciences Named
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New Dean of Biomedical Sciences Named

Brandt Schneider, Ph.D., replaces Douglas Stocco, Ph.D., as dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Written by Suzanna Cisneros

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., announced the appointment of Brandt L. Schneider, Ph.D., as dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

With a distinguished history of grant funding and research, Schneider has been recognized for his teaching and academic service. Mitchell said Schneider has led numerous courses and participated in as many school committees and task force groups.

“Dr. Schneider’s experiences have prepared him to be an excellent leader and an individual highly knowledgeable of our graduate student programs,” Mitchell said. “He will serve the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences well with his commitment to our students and research.”

Schneider joined the Department of Cell Biology & Biochemistry in 1999. He received a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Washington in 1986, and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Arizona in 1993. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

Schneider replaces Douglas M. Stocco, Ph.D., as dean.

“The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is in wonderful shape due to the excellent leadership of Dr. Stocco, his associate deans and superb staff,” Schneider said. “My goals are to continue the commitment to excellence currently embodied by everyone involved in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. There are some challenges ahead of us in an era of difficult funding, but the “family atmosphere” and high quality of the school’s faculty, staff and students will make the coming years full of rewarding potential.”

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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, originally a part of the School of Medicine, became a separate school in 1994 to coordinate the training of biomedical scientists.

A small student body, a diverse faculty and a low student-faculty ratio are factors that promote learning and encourage interaction between students. These unique factors create a highly competitive environment for students applying each year.