Dr. Joseph M. Carlin

Joseph Carlin

Director, Mallory-Wilson Center
& Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Microbiology
Miami University
48 Pearson Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-5426

Joseph Carlin, Professor and Assistant Chair of the Department of Microbiology, earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State University, and was a post-doc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining the faculty at Miami University in 1990.  He has been a member of the Pre-health Advisory Committee since 2004, is a co-author of the Premedical Studies Co-major, and chairs the Premedical Scholars Steering Committee.  As Chief Departmental Advisor for Microbiology for 13 years, and chair of the College of Arts and Science Curriculum Committee for 8 years, he has gained experience with a wide range of advising issues as well as familiarity with faculty and degree programs across the university.  His research focuses on Chlamydia and the mechanisms by which it evades the immune response, and his teaching portfolio includes a non-majors course, Microorganisms and Human Disease and an upper level course, Medical Bacteriology, for majors. He and his wife Dawn have raised 3 children in Oxford, and all 3 are Miami graduates.

Ms. Tailyn A. Walborn

Tailyn Walborn

Chief Pre-Health Professions Advisor, Mallory-Wilson Center
Department of Biology
Miami University
106 Pearson Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-3149

Tailyn Walborn earned her MSEd in Higher Education Administration from The University of Akron, MA in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University, and BS in Biology from Mount Union College.  Her career has focused on the academic and career advising of undergraduate students, being an open resource to help them with their future aspirations.  In her most recent role she was responsible for advising all natural science majors, many of whom were interested in a pre-health profession.  These experiences are what led her to Miami University as the Pre-Health Professions Advisor where she is available to assist any major with their health profession goals.