Crouch, Welsh Accept BIMS, VIBS Leadership Positions
Posted June 23, 2017
Dr. Elizabeth Crouch
Drs. Elizabeth Crouch and Jane Welsh have been promoted to fill
positions vacated by Dr. Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, who began as
assistant provost in the Texas A&M Office of the Provost in
Crouch, assistant dean of undergraduate education, has been named
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM)
associate dean of undergraduate education beginning in the fall
semester. Welsh began as serving as the interim department head of
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences in June.
Crouch was the first female director of the CVM’s Biomedical
Sciences (BIMS) program at Texas A&M University in the
program’s 30-year history. In 2015, she was promoted to assistant
dean for undergraduate education.
No stranger to Texas A&M, Crouch earned her bachelor’s
degree in BIMS and her Ph.D. in genetics from Texas A&M before
completing her postdoctoral fellowship in immunogenetics at The
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her research has
ranged from molecular biology—where she studied the changes of a
protein involved in DNA synthesis between cancer transformed and
aged cells—and the development and relationship between various
cell types in the thymus.
Among her accomplishments as BIMS leader has been increasing the
program’s 2+2 Articulation Agreements, which has helped more
students from various Texas community colleges successfully
transfer to the program at Texas A&M.
Dr. Jane Welsh
Welsh is a trained microbiologist-immunologist and
neuroimmunologist who has served as primary investigator (PI) and
co-PI on National Institutes of Health-funded grants.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the
University of London and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at
King’s College Hospital, where she studied liver autoimmunity, and
two postdoctoral fellowships at Cambridge, where she studied
rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
Welsh joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1989 in the VIBS
department and was promoted to associate professor in 2000 and to
full professor in 2006. More recently, she has taken on a number of
leadership positions, including chairing the Texas Institute for
Neuroscience, serving as associate department head in VIBS, and
serving as CVM assistant dean for graduate studies.
Among her recognitions at Texas A&M include receiving the
Women’s Progress Award for faculty in 2010, the Women’s Faculty
Outstanding Mentoring Award in 2012, and the Association of Former
Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Graduate Mentoring in
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