I am pleased to announce that Paul A. Gulig, Ph.D., a researcher and teacher in the College of Medicine for over 22 years, has accepted the position of associate dean for graduate education and director of the Interdisciplinary Program (IDP) in Biomedical Sciences for UF’s College of Medicine.
Dr. Gulig, a professor in the department of molecular genetics and microbiology, will supervise the College’s Office of Graduate Education and serve as an integral member of my leadership team.
As the administrative head of the IDP, Dr. Gulig will chair the program’s advisory board and provide leadership for the graduate curriculum and graduate student experience. Dr. Gulig will parlay the talents of department faculty to new levels of success, ensuring that the College of Medicine continues as one of the country’s most impressive programs. This will be accomplished by aggressive graduate student recruiting, admissions, and renewed focus on training grants. He will ensure that the graduate student program is cutting-edge and will work with department chairs and faculty to tailor a predoctoral education experience like no other.
Dr. Gulig is uniquely suited for these duties. In addition to extensive administrative experience in higher education, he is a devoted teacher and lecturer. He has served as a mentor and adviser to dozens of successful IDP students who have gone on to careers in biomedicine in academic and commercial settings.
Molecular pathogenesis of bacterial disease, bacteriophage therapies for bacterial infections, and rapid detection of agents of bioterrorism are Dr. Gulig’s personal research interests. His research has been funded by the NIH, USDA and the Department of Defense, among other sources. With extensively published peer-reviewed research papers, abstracts, reviews and chapters, Dr. Gulig has served on National Institutes of Health study sections.
Dr. Gulig received his undergraduate degree in 1980 from Texas A&M, where he graduated summa cum laude, and his doctoral degree in microbiology in 1985 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis before joining our faculty in 1988.
Please join me in offering congratulations and welcoming Dr. Gulig to this important new role.
Michael L. Good, M.D.
Dean, College of Medicine
Folke H. Peterson Dean’s Distinguished Professor