We are pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Bui, PhD, as Senior Associate Dean for Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs in the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) and Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs in the College Division of Life Sciences (LS). Reporting to the Vice Dean for Research in the School of Medicine and Dean of Life Sciences, Dr. Alex Bui will collaborate with DGSOM and across the UCLA community to develop and expand initiatives for our Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, leading the Graduate Programs in Biosciences (GPB).
Dr. Bui is a computer scientist and biomedical informaticist. He is a Professor of Radiological Sciences in DGSOM and holds affiliate appointments in the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering in the Department of Bioengineering and in the Bioinformatics Interdepartmental Program. He serves as Director for both the Medical and Imaging Informatics Group and the Medical Informatics Home Area, and is our David Geffen Chair in Informatics. His research includes informatics and data science for biomedical research and healthcare in areas related to distributed information architectures and mHealth; methodological development, application, and evaluation of artificial intelligence (AI) methods, including machine/reinforcement learning; and data visualization. He has led the successful development of multiple NIH-funded training programs at UCLA. A previous Chair of the UCLA Graduate Council, he has worked across faculty, administration, and students to support education and training on the campus.
We thank the members of the search committee:
- Paul Boutros, PhD, MBA, Interim Vice Dean for Research, DGSOM (co-chair)
- Claudio Villanueva, PhD, Associate Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology (co-chair)
- Stephen Cannon, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Physiology; Interim Chair, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
- Hilary Coller, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry
- Melody Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
- Karen Reue, PhD, Professor and Department Vice Chair, Human Genetics
The UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience is a consortium of eleven home areas and their affiliated PhD programs, organized to provide the best possible research training and professional development for graduate students pursuing PhDs in the life and biomedical sciences. The Office of Bioscience Postdoctoral Affairs serves postdoctoral scholars in the David Geffen School of Medicine and biosciences-affiliated disciplines throughout our UCLA community.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Alex Bui as our Senior Associate Dean for Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs at DGSOM, and our Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs in the College Division of Life Sciences.
Steven M. Dubinett, MD
Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA
Tracy Johnson, PhD
Dean, UCLA College of Life Sciences
Keith and Cecilia Terasaki Presidential Endowed Chair
Paul C. Boutros, PhD, MBA
Professor, Department of Human Genetics and Urology
Interim Vice Dean for Research, David Geffen School of Medicine