Faculty membership

Washington University faculty advisors and mentors are key to the broad training mission of DBBS.  Some serve as principal lab advisors in addition to other roles.  Faculty can apply for Program Membership if they wish to train students in their labs, are assistant professors and above on the Investigator/Tenure track, and can demonstrate the ability to support students.  Faculty with questions about Program Membership or seeking an​ exception to Program Membership criteria can email the Division directly.

Important contributions to the broader training mission of Washington University can be made in ways that don’t include primary mentoring of students in their thesis work. Faculty who wish to serve other training and mentorship roles in DBBS (committee members, course instructors, career mentors) can apply for General Membership.

Faculty membership quick facts


  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
    • Applications are reviewed by DBBS Executive Council in September, January, and May 
    • New faculty orientation occurs biannually in late fall and late spring
  • Faculty members must annually document professional development and service to Ph.D. training for use in annual department reviews and continued membership 
  • Applicants must agree to abide by the University code of conduct to retain the privilege of training students

Current faculty

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Mentorship training

DBBS has partnered with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Office of the Provost to offer CIMER-based mentorship training for DBBS-affiliated faculty. DBBS faculty earn a digital badge for completing the workshops. Fall 2023 training is offered through the Office of the Provost.