The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences


Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to the following leaders at Penn State who have been supportive, both academically and financially, to this student endeavor.


College of Agricultural Sciences

Gary Thompson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Ag Sci (CAS); Director, PA Agricultural Experiment Station 

Rama Radhakrishna, Assistant Dean of Graduate Education, College of AgSci

Gary Perdew, Interim Department Head for Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS), College of AgSci


Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Peter Hudson, Director of Huck Institute of Life Sciences

Troy Ott, Associate Director for Graduate Education-Huck Institute of Life Sciences


Health and Human Development

Kathy Drager, Associate Dean for Research and Grad Education, Health and Human Development



Janice Penrod, interim Dean, College of Nursing


Eberly College of Science

Aleksandra (Sesa) Slavkovic, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Eberly College of Science