Faculty Profile

Omer Gokcumen.

Omer Gokcumen

Associate Professor
Biological Sciences


  • PhD, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Professional experience:

  • Postdoctoral Position, Genomics, Harvard Medical School

What mentoring means to me:

To train ethically responsible, broadly knowledgeable, intellectually honest scholars.

Topics I am willing to discuss with students:

Minority Experiences

  • Class and/or socioeconomic status and related discrimination.
  • Racial, ethnic, cultural and/or religious minority status and related discrimination.
  • Sexual and/or gender minority status and related discrimination.

Personal Circumstances

  • Caregiving for children.
  • Non-U.S. citizen or immigrant experiences.

Academic Culture

  • Considering a non-academic path after grad school.
  • Decoding and demystifying academic culture and norms.
  • Taking a non-traditional path to grad school.
  • Uncertainty about staying in grad school.