College of Medicine names new associate dean for graduate education

Longtime UF faculty member Paul Gulig, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for graduate education for the UF College of Medicine.

In this role, Gulig will supervise the college’s Office of Graduate Education and will serve as director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences, the college’s Ph.D. program. He will also serve on the College of Medicine leadership team, said Michael L. Good, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine.

“Dr. Gulig is uniquely suited for these duties,” Good said. “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.”

As the administrative head of the IDP, Gulig will chair the program’s advisory board and provide leadership for the graduate curriculum and graduate student experience.

Gulig also will focus on working with faculty and department chairs to ensure graduate education continues to advance, as well as procuring training grants for graduate education and recruiting top students.

A professor in the department of molecular genetics and microbiology, Gulig has been a member of the College of Medicine faculty for 22 years. His own research centers on the molecular pathogenesis of bacterial disease, bacteriophage therapies for bacterial infections, and rapid detection of agents of bioterrorism. His studies have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Defense, among other sources.

Gulig received 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 the College of Medicine in 1988.