The McLaughlin Committee
September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021


The McLaughlin Committee has responsibility for managing the predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship programs supported by the endowment, and serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Institute for Human Infections & Immunity and the President of the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Member Name

Title/Department

Term

Email

Xiaoyong Bao, PhDProfessor, Pediatrics2019-presentxibao@utmb.edu
Antonella Casola, MDProfessor, Pediatrics2018-presentancasola@utmb.edu
Kay Choi, PhDProfessor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology2019-presentkychoi@utmb.edu
Sunhee Lee, PhDAssoc. Professor, Microbiology & Immunology2020-presentsunhlee@utmb.edu
Sanjeev Sahni, PhDProfessor, Pathology2019-presentsksahni@utmb.edu
Robin Stephens, PhD
Committee Chair
Assoc. Professor, Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases2020-presentrostephe@utmb.edu
Alfredo Torres, PhD, MSHerman Barnett Distinguished Professor in Microbiology & Immunology; Chief Diversity Officer2019-presentaltorres@utmb.edu
Gracie Vargas, PhDProfessor, Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Anatomy2020-presentgrvargas@utmb.edu
    
Ashok Chopra, PhD, CScProfessor, Microbiology & Immunologyex officioachopra@utmb.edu
Jere McBride, PhDDirector, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program; Professor, Pathologyex officiojemcbrid@utmb.edu
Andrew McNees, PhDAdministrator, SOM-ASG1ex officioamcnees@utmb.edu
David W. Niesel, PhDSr. VP & Dean, GSBS; Assoc. Chief Research Officer; Professor, Microbiology & Immunologyex officiodniesel@utmb.edu
Lynn Soong, MD, PhDDirector, Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Program; Professor, Microbiology & Immunologyex officiolysoong@utmb.edu
Scott Weaver, PhDJohn Sealy Distinguished University Chair in Infections & Immunity; Director, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity; Professor and Chair, Microbiology & Immunologyex officiosweaver@utmb.edu