Professor, Dept of Biology, TAMU
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies, TAMU

Mark Zoran, Ph.D.Mark Zoran is a Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at Texas A&M University. Dr. Zoran’s research is focused on the cellular mechanisms of communication between brain cells, with particular interest in biological clocks and their regulation of physiological rhythms, such a sleep. With over 25 years of experience as a cellular neurobiologist and neural cell signaling, he has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers on synaptic function and circadian rhythms. Dr. Zoran obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and his PhD in Zoology (Neurobiology) from Iowa State University.

Dr. Zoran has served as the Graduate Advisor for the Department of Biology and is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies in the College of Science. His has also served as Acting Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies at Texas A&M. He has counseled and supported numerous students’ pursuit of masters, professional and doctoral degrees and mentored undergraduate and graduate students in his research lab. He serves on the steering committees of three federally (NSF)-funded programs to recruit and mentor underrepresented minority graduate students, postdocs, and junior STEM faculty.


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