IBS Program Faculty & Leadership

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Dr. Deloris Alexander, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Environmental Science

Dr. Ramble Ankumah, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Soil Science

Dr. Adelia Bovell-Benjamin, Food Science, Nutrition

Dr. Conrad Bonsi, Plant Pathology

Dr. Ramesh Dalvi, Toxicology

Dr. Marceline Egnin, Plant Genomics, Biotechnology, Plant Science

Dr. Hari Goyal, Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Thomas Graham, Pathobiology

Dr. Tsegaye Habtemariam, Epidemiology & Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Walter A. Hill, Agronomy, Food systems, Environmental Science

Dr. Jesse Jaynes, Protein Biochemistry

Dr. Kokoasse Kpomblekou-A, Environmental Science, Soil Science

Dr. Marcia Martinez, Immunology, Molecular Biology

Dr. Desmond Mortley, Plant Science, Environmental Science, Horticulture

Dr. Ralphenia Pace, Nutrition, Food Science

Dr. Gopal Reddy, Immunology, Microbiology

Dr. Ayman Sayegh, Veterinary Anatomy, Gastroenterology

Dr. Sandra Solaiman, Animal Nutrition, Animal Sciences

Dr. Berhanu Tameru, Mathematical Epidemiology & Bioinformatics

Dr. Tim Turner, Cancer Biology

Dr. Barrett Vaughan, Food Systems, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering

Dr. Luther Williams, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry

Dr. Teshome Yehualaeshet, Molecular Biology, Food Microbiology

Dr. Robert Zabawa, Anthropology and Rural Development

Program Leadership

IBS Deans Council:

Tsegaye Habtemariam, DVM, Ph.D., Dean College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health

Walter A. Hill, Ph.D., Dean College of Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Sciences

Luther S. Williams, Ph.D., Dean Graduate Studies and Research

A. Deloris Alexander, Ph.D.
Director, IBS Ph.D. Program
110 Campbell Hall
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Office: 334-552-0690
Email: dalexander@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Mentoring And Advisory Committees
Students admitted to the IBS Ph.D. program will be assigned provisional advisors who will be responsible for initial guidance.  By the end of the first academic year, students are required to have identified two co-advisors and formed a Student Advisory Committee, which will be responsible for facilitating the development of the academic coursework plan and the research design.  The co-advisors must be from two different disciplines, both of which must be integral to the proposed dissertation research.  The Student Advisory Committee will consist of a minimum of four faculty members, at least two of whom must be knowledgeable in the student's area of research; one must be from outside the student's research area and at least three must be members of the IBS Ph.D. program faculty.  A key feature of the IBS Ph.D. program is the co-advisor concept.  These co-advisors will expose students to different perspectives and encourage and facilitate design and completion of a research dissertation that addresses a problem from at least two different but complementary perspectives.