Message from the Associate Dean

Dear students,

Thank you for selecting us for the responsibility of delivering your Ph.D. education.  It is a task that we all take very seriously.  While we all get to the end of the Ph.D. journey by different paths, please be assured that we all have one goal in common:  to train you to become an excellent life scientist.  While we cannot teach you everything, we wish to provide you with the tools that you will need to be successful in your career, once you graduate from our program.  Thus, your career path will likely be very different from that of your colleagues.  In addition, we wish to provide whatever help you will need along the way through your Ph.D.  Our skilled staff of Dr. Liz Aguiniga, Mr. Wade Thompson-Harper, Ms. Ellecia Williams, and Dr. Jennica Zaro are at the ready to provide such guidance and help.  We are always striving to be accessible, so should you need to contact us, please do not hesitate to do so.

Best regards,

Curtis T. Okamoto, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Studies

USC School of Pharmacy