Interim leadership of the Boler–Parseghian Center is shared between Santiago Schnell, the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, and Jason Rohr, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Schnell oversees research pertaining to rare diseases, and Rohr oversees research pertaining to neglected diseases.
Schnell, an internationally recognized expert in quantitative biology and the former chair of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School, was appointed dean in 2021.
Rohr, with research interests at the intersection of applied ecology and public health, with a particular focus on aquaculture solutions to solve world hunger and control schistosomiasis, joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 2019 and was appointed chair of the department in 2020.
The College of Science is conducting a comprehensive search for the new director, led by a faculty search committee.