Graduate Advisors

PIBBS Program Advisor

First year PIBBS students should contact Ariana Perez for questions about University policies and procedures, permission to register in courses, all academic matters, stipend payments, lab safety training, and lab rotations.
Leslie Ann Picazo
(323) 442-1609

KSOM PhD Program Advisor

The KSOM offers four interdisciplinary PhD programs. For additional information regarding these programs, please contact the program director.

PhD Program

Program Director


Cancer Biology and Genomics Gerhard Coetzee, PhD
Development, Stem cells, and Regenerative Medicine Gage Crump, PhD
Medical Biology Martin Kast, PhD
Molecular Structure and Signaling Wei Li, PhD


If you have questions about your degree requirements, curriculum, course credit, d-clearance for on campus courses, or department policies and procedures, please contact Ashley Flinn.

Bami Andrada
(323) 442-1475