Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Facilities
Suzanne Laychock, PhD, is senior associate dean for faculty affairs and facilities, overseeing faculty and staff recognition, career development and mentoring.
A professor of pharmacology and toxicology, Laychock also serves as facilities planning and management officer, assuring that facilities remain updated and that space is used efficiently and effectively. She is playing a key role in the design planning of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building.
In addition, Laychock oversees the school's growing undergraduate programs in the biomedical sciences.
Laychock earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Brooklyn College, a master’s degree in biology from the City University of New York and a doctorate in pharmacology from the Medical College of Virginia.
An accomplished scientist, she researches endocrine pharmacology with an emphasis on signal transduction mechanisms involved in insulin secretion and models of diabetes mellitus.
The author of numerous journal articles, she has served as associate editor of the research journal LIPIDS and on the editorial boards of Diabetes and the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. She is the recipient of research grants from, among others, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association.
Laychock is council member and past chair of the Women in Pharmacology Committee of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. She has served the university as a member and chair of the President’s Review Board and as co-director of the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender.