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Graduate Student Services Manager. Julie Cannefax (email: grad@bio.unc.edu; telephone 919-962-3391) manages all student services, financial activities, human resources, and all other University-related activities.

Director of Graduate Studies. The Chairman of the Biology Department exercises ultimate departmental authority over all matters pertaining to graduate students. However, this authority is ordinarily delegated to the Director of Graduate Studies.

For EEOB students, the current Director is William Kier (email: billkier@bio.unc.edu). For MCDB students, the current Director is Greg Copenhaver (email: gcopenhaver@bio.unc.edu). Bill and Greg are available to all graduate students for: (1) advice on academic problems, grievances, and related matters, (2) reviewing all petitions relating to the graduate program, and (3) reviewing the performance of all graduate students to determine their suitability for continued appointment.