Affiliated UB Faculty

The Institute for Genomic Literacy’s Faculty Champions meet regularly to manage the mission of creating and developing opportunities for genomic learning at all educational levels. Contact any of these faculty to learn more about their role in the Institute, or to get involved in your department’s genomic literacy efforts.

Jennifer Surtees, PhD

Co-Director, Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence; Professor

Department of Biochemistry

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Irus Braverman, SJD

Professor; William J. Magavern Faculty Scholar

School of Law


Myles Faith, PhD


Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

Graduate School of Education


Carolyn Farrell, PhD, MS, WHNP-BC, CGC

Adjunct Instructor, School of Nursing; President and Founder, Professional Genetic Interactions

School of Nursing


Julie Gorlewski, PhD

Professor; Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Teacher Education

Department of Learning and Instruction

Graduate School of Education


Gerald Koudelka, PhD

Professor, SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences


Heather Ochs-Balcom, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

School of Public Health and Health Professions