Program Faculty

The graduate faculty of the College of Medicine have attained national and international recognition for excellence in biomedical research. The graduate faculty have been highly successful in obtaining increasing extramural support for their original research activities from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, and other foundations and private organizations. MD/PhD students may choose an advisor from the following selected MD/PhD training faculty listing according to their research interest.

MD/PhD training faculty located at the University Park campus are listed in a separate table below the Hershey campus faculty. Students may need to relocate to the University Park campus if choosing any of these faculty to do their thesis research. The University Park campus faculty enrich the program by expanding the choices of a thesis advisor for the MD/PhD students.


Hershey Faculty  |   University Park Faculty

University Park Faculty

 (by primary department)


Tutwiler, Richard, PhD

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Cameron, Craig, PhD
Keiler, Kenneth, PhD
Rolls, Melissa, PhD
Tan, Song, PhD


Cavener, Douglas, PhD
Chen, Gong, PhD
Luscher, Bernhard, PhD

Engineering Science & Mechanics

Drew, Patrick, PhD
Schiff, Steven, MD, PhD

Microbiology & Cell Biology

Mastro, Andrea, PhD

Microbiology & Infectious Disease

Harvill, Eric, PhD


Jensen, Gordon, MD, PhD
Rolls, Barbara, PhD


Albert, Reka, PhD

Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Glick, Adam, PhD
Vanden Heuvel, Jack, PhD