Linda E. Hyman, PhD

Burroughs Wellcome Director of Education

Linda Hyman
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


During her tenure at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine Dr. Linda Hyman assumed the position of Associate Provost for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences in 2009. Prior to that she served as Vice Provost for Health Science at Montana State University and Director of the WWAMI Medical Education Program. There, she also acted as Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine. An accomplished and active scientist with expertise in molecular genetics, Dr. Hyman held the appointment of Professor of Microbiology at GMS. Dr. Hyman earned her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Albany, followed by a master’s and doctoral degree at Brandeis University. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Tufts University School of Medicine. She then began her professional career at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she became a tenured associate professor in 2003. Dr. Hyman’s priorities outside of her role as associate provost and professor include advising and professional development for students and post-docs.

Other Positions

  • Associate Provost (previously held), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Professor (previously held), Virology, Immunology & Microbiology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students) (previously held), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • Brandeis University, PhD
  • Brandeis University, MS
  • Stony Brook University, BS


  • Published on 7/15/2021

    Brandt PD, Sturzenegger Varvayanis S, Baas T, Bolgioni AF, Alder J, Petrie KA, Dominguez I, Brown AM, Stayart CA, Singh H, Van Wart A, Chow CS, Mathur A, Schreiber BM, Fruman DA, Bowden B, Wiesen CA, Golightly YM, Holmquist CE, Arneman D, Hall JD, Hyman LE, Gould KL, Chalkley R, Brennwald PJ, Layton RL. A cross-institutional analysis of the effects of broadening trainee professional development on research productivity. PLoS Biol. 2021 07; 19(7):e3000956. PMID: 34264929.

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  • Published on 1/30/2019

    Watts SW, Chatterjee D, Rojewski JW, Shoshkes Reiss C, Baas T, Gould KL, Brown AM, Chalkley R, Brandt P, Wefes I, Hyman L, Ford JK. Faculty perceptions and knowledge of career development of trainees in biomedical science: What do we (think we) know? PLoS One. 2019; 14(1):e0210189. PMID: 30699144.

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  • Published on 3/4/2015

    Dasgupta S, Symes K, Hyman L. Leading change: curriculum reform in graduate education in the biomedical sciences. Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2015 Mar-Apr; 43(2):126-32. PMID: 25735833.

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  • Published on 12/4/2013

    Crabbé A, Nielsen-Preiss SM, Woolley CM, Barrila J, Buchanan K, McCracken J, Inglis DO, Searles SC, Nelman-Gonzalez MA, Ott CM, Wilson JW, Pierson DL, Stefanyshyn-Piper HM, Hyman LE, Nickerson CA. Spaceflight enhances cell aggregation and random budding in Candida albicans. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e80677. PMID: 24324620.

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  • Published on 9/21/2011

    Searles SC, Woolley CM, Petersen RA, Hyman LE, Nielsen-Preiss SM. Modeled microgravity increases filamentation, biofilm formation, phenotypic switching, and antimicrobial resistance in Candida albicans. Astrobiology. 2011 Oct; 11(8):825-36. PMID: 21936634.

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  • Published on 3/1/2008

    Altenburg SD, Nielsen-Preiss SM, Hyman LE. Increased filamentous growth of Candida albicans in simulated microgravity. Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2008 Mar; 6(1):42-50. PMID: 18558384.

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  • Published on 1/19/2007

    Purevdorj-Gage B, Orr ME, Stoodley P, Sheehan KB, Hyman LE. The role of FLO11 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae biofilm development in a laboratory based flow-cell system. FEMS Yeast Res. 2007 May; 7(3):372-9. PMID: 17233763.

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  • Published on 1/3/2007

    Sheehan KB, McInnerney K, Purevdorj-Gage B, Altenburg SD, Hyman LE. Yeast genomic expression patterns in response to low-shear modeled microgravity. BMC Genomics. 2007; 8:3. PMID: 17201921.

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  • Published on 7/1/2006

    Purevdorj-Gage B, Sheehan KB, Hyman LE. Effects of low-shear modeled microgravity on cell function, gene expression, and phenotype in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006 Jul; 72(7):4569-75. PMID: 16820445.

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  • Published on 10/1/2004

    Brumlik MJ, Wei S, Finstad K, Nesbit J, Hyman LE, Lacey M, Burow ME, Curiel TJ. Identification of a novel mitogen-activated protein kinase in Toxoplasma gondii. Int J Parasitol. 2004 Oct; 34(11):1245-54. PMID: 15491587.

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