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Welcome from Dean James Antony 



Welcome to the University of California San Diego Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs and to our vibrant campus community of scholars. I assumed the role of Dean in September 2019 and am excited to continue building upon a long tradition of academic excellence in graduate education and postdoctoral scholar support. Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, UC San Diego continues to advance its bold mission to be a student-centered, research-focused, and service-oriented public university. In service of this mission, we train graduate and professional students, and advance the careers of postdoctoral scholars, who become tomorrow’s leaders in their fields, and who are equipped to solve problems and thereby transform lives and society.

The truth is, no advanced society can function well without the creative thinking and work of individuals who hold graduate degrees. The clean water that people drink; the municipal infrastructure that we all use every day; the medical devices, drugs, and procedures people benefit from; the computing and internet technologies that are so ubiquitous in our daily lives; the art, music, and dramatic productions we all enjoy; the schools that our children learn in; and, now, the biomedical advances and public health policies that have guided us through the pandemic--all of these things are possible because people with advanced graduate training made these things a reality.

The campus has also set a goal of growing our graduate student body and maximizing its quality, successes, and diversity in the coming years, while at the same time ensuring all students are well-supported and able to succeed. We also provide direct support to advance the professional development and overall careers of our postdoctoral scholars, all of whom are at the cutting edge of their disciplines. 

The Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs upholds the ideal of a student-centered campus and aims to be the main resource for all matters related to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. We help them advance in their academic disciplines and empower them to prepare for long-term career success by offering innovative professional development programs and working closely with campus partners.

We would love to hear from you and encourage you to connect with us. Whether you are a current or prospective graduate student, a postdoctoral scholar, a valued staff member, one of our esteemed faculty, a successful UC San Diego alumnus, a generous financial donor, an elected official, or simply an interested friend, I encourage you to reach out to us. Please let us know how we can best serve our many important constituents - we look forward to hearing from you soon!


James Antony
Dean of the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs


Dean Antony's short bio can be found here.